Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. The city has been torn in half by civil war and a desolate, dangerous no man's land divides the two sides. Only militiamen and tanks dare enter this deadly zone, but when Granny falls desperately ill Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey across no man's land to reach a doctor living in enemy territory . . .
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Elizabeth Laird is the author of many award-winning children's novels. KISS THE DUST, about the experience of the Kurds, won the Children's Book Award. JAKE'S TOWER, RED SKY IN THE MORNING, SECRET FRIENDS and THE GARBAGE KING were all nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She also garnered much attention for her novel A LITTLE PIECE OF GROUND, the story of a Palestinian boy living under military occupation.Review:
This novel stays in the memory well after it is finished. . . it is a tribute to the human spirit -- Nicholas Tucker * TES *
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Descripción Macmillan Children's Books, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0330450271