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Dear Olly,

By: Morpurgo, Michael Birmingham, Christian(Illustrated by)

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0006753337 / 9780006753339
Paperback
823.914
01/10/2001
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England
20 cm 120p. : ill.
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Quiz No: 206627, Points 2.00, Book Level 5.10,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2000.
/ Key title A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines. / Hugely successful author on the Collins list / Moving novel set mainly in Africa and dealing with the major issue of landmines / Story told through three 'voices': a brother; a sister and a swallow / Michael Morpurgo's previous novel for Collins -- The Butterfly Lion, published in May 1996 -- has sold over 150,000 copies to date / Illustrated by Christian Birmingham

A moving story of a brother, a sister and a swallow, and how all are in some way victims of the horrors of landmines. Olly's brother Matt wants to go and work with children who have been made orphans, through war, in Africa.

He wants to be a clown and make them laugh. His mother and sister want him to stay in England and go to university. Hero, a swallow, has a journey to make too. He must fly to Africa for the winter to join all the other swallows.

His journey is difficult and fraught with danger. Three separate stories are woven into one powerful and moving novel whose central theme not only exposes the horrors of war and of landmines, but also the endurance of the human spirit.

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5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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