A heart-wrenching true story about life in a Kenyan refugee camp that will restore your faith in real-life happy endings. Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp.
Separated from their mother, they are looked after by a friendly stranger.
Life in the camp isn't always easy. The hunger is constant . . . but there's football to look forward to, and now there's a chance Omar will get to go to school . . . With a heart-wrenching fairytale ending, this incredible true story is brought to life by Victoria's stunning illustrations.
This book perfectly depicts life in a refugee camp for 8-12 year olds. 'Does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.' Kirkus'Fantastic graphic novel.' The New York Times Book Review'Sensitive and poignant.' School Library Journal'Not to be missed.' Booklist
1HFGK Kenya, 5AJ Interest age: from c 8 years, YFW Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage), YFY True stories (Children's / Teenage), YXF Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage), YXZW Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)