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Welcome to nowhere

By: Laird, Elizabeth

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1509840478 / 9781509840472
Paperback
823.914
13/07/2017
280 in stock Need More ?
England
20 cm 329 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 231480, Points 10.00, Book Level 4.60,
Middle Years Plus - Key Stage 3 Learn More

Welcome to Nowhere is a powerful and beautifully written story about the life of one family caught up in civil war by the award-winning author Elizabeth Laird, shortlisted for the Scottish Teen Book Award and the UKLA Book Award. Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria.

Omar doesn't care about politics - all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm.

But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up with some young political activists, everything changes . . . Before long, bombs are falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry.

Yet no matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them - until they have no other choice than to attempt the dangerous journey to escape their homeland altogether.

But where do you go when you can't go home?'[Sings] with truth' The Times'A muscular, moving, thought-provoking book' Guardian'Humane and empathetic . . . an effective call to action' The Sunday Times'Powerful, heart-breaking and compelling' Scotsman

BIC:

5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YXZW Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)

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