Taken from their home in Pakistan to work in the Persian Gulf, eight-year-old Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. Then they are separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. Rashid is starved and worked to exhaustion by harsh supervisors - but he has a talent for racing and quickly becomes his stable's star jockey. Soon he begins to forget what life was like when he had a proper home. He almost begins to forget about Shari . . .
The Garbage King
Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird’s new novel takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo’s mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis…
The Witching Hour
Everyone knows the devil is real. Everyone knows that witches exist. Everyone knows that saying the wrong thing can get you hanged . . . When fourteen-year-old Maggie's grandmother is accused of witchcraft, Maggie has to run for her life. But…
'It's good that I've found this secret place. I can come here and make plans. My main plan for the future is my dream house. It's very tall and thin. A tower really. There'll be a lift to whiz me up to the top. No one can get to me up there. It's…
Paradise End by Elizabeth Laird, author of The Fastest Boy in the World, is the story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who both long for a different life.Carly often finds herself gazing through the gates of Paradise End.…
A Little Piece of Ground
A Little Piece Of Ground will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts afflicting our world today.Written by Elizabeth Laird, one of Great Britain’s best-known young adult authors, A Little Piece Of…
Oranges in No Man's Land
Oranges in No Man's Land, written by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Gary Blythe, is the moving story of a young girl trying to help her family amid the crisis of civil war.Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother…
The Lure of the Honey Bird
In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an…
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