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The port city of Suq is a centre of sea-going trade in the days of the Byzantine Empire - a crossroads where races and cultures meet. It is the home of Katin Alexis, from a family of Greek fisherfolk, and her best friend Asha Patel, the daughter of a struggling Indian trader. The... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781442524439
Published 30 October 2009 by Pearson Education
Format Paperback
Author(s) By MacLean, Glynne
Series Nitty Gritty Novels. Series I

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ISBN-13 9781442524439
ISBN-10 144252443X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Pearson Education
Imprint Pearson Education New Zealand
Publication Date 30 October 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By MacLean, Glynne
Series Nitty Gritty Novels. Series I
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
English Language Readers
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 4-12 years
Reading Age 4-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 88524

Description of this Book

Asha! Are you there? It's Katin! Asha? The only answers were a squawk from a startled chicken and the distant cry of seagulls. No face appeared at any of the narrow windows. There was no answering call from Asha. Not even a whisper on the breeze ...The port city of Suq, on the island of Socotra, is a bustling centre of sea-going trade in the days of the Byzantine Empire - a crossroads where races and cultures meet. It is also the home of Katin Alexis, from a family of Greek fisherfolk, and her best friend Asha Patel, the daughter of a struggling Indian trader. The girls are best friends, so why has Asha disappeared without a word to her? And why is Katin's father whispering in the night about Asha and her brother being sent to Alexandria to work as slaves? It seems that Katin cannot get the truth from anyone. And time may be running out for Asha ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Shortlisted for CLL Educational Publishing Awards: Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing 2010.

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Author's Bio

Glynne MacLean has written several novels for young people, including Roivan, a sci-fi novel for young teenagers that won the 2003 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent as well as being a finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Novel category. It was also listed as a NZ Listener Best Book of 2003 and made the Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand List of Notable Books in 2004.

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