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The Boy with Two Lives

The Boy with Two Lives (Paperback)

By Kazerooni, Abbas

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From the author of the bestselling memoir On Two Feet and Wings, this is the story of refugee Abbas's double life in England: elite schoolboy by day, homeless by night.

ISBN 9781743314838
Published 26 August 2015 by Allen & Unwin
Interest Age 11-14 years
Series Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition (Hardback)

By Ganeri, Anita

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The awe-inspiring story of Ernest Shackleton and his epic expedition to cross Antarctica, one of the planet's most hostile environments.

ISBN 9780750292061
Published 10 March 2015 by Hachette Children's Books
Interest Age 9-11 years
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story
 

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story (Paperback, Main)

By DePrince, Michaela; DePrince, Elaine

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, the author witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, she is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. This book tells her story ...

ISBN 9780571314478
Published 29 July 2015 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Interest Age 12-19 years
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Ugly

Ugly (Paperback)

By Hoge, Robert

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Robert Hoge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face, and legs that weren't much use. There wasn't another baby like him in the whole of Australia, let alone Brisbane. But the rest of his life wasn't so unusual: he had a mum and a dad, brothers and sisters, friends at sch ...

ISBN 9780733634338
Published 11 August 2015 by Hachette
Interest Age 4-12 years
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The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition

The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition (Paperback)

By Frank, Anne; Translated by Massotty, Susan; Volume editor Frank, Otto; Pressler, Mirjam

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Anne Frank's diary is among the most enduring documents of the 20th century. It documents her life in hiding from 12 June 1942 to 1 August 1944 in German occupied Amsterdam.

ISBN 9780141315188
Published 11 December 2002 by Penguin
Interest Age 13-19 years
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Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Paperback, Abridged edition)

By Mah, Adeline Yen

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The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become a successful docto ...

ISBN 9780141304878
Published 2 August 1999 by Penguin
Interest Age 9-11 years
Series Chinese Cinderella
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My Secret Diary

My Secret Diary (Paperback)

By Wilson, Jacqueline; Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick

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A memoir of Jacqueline Wilson's life as a teenager - her problems with her family, first love, her school life and her friends. It includes extracts from her real secret teenage diaries and the stories she wrote as a teenager, to build up a picture of a real teenager and her inne ...

ISBN 9780552561563
Published 3 May 2010 by Random House
Interest Age 9-11 years
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The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition

The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition (Paperback, Definitive ed)

By Frank, Anne; Translated by Massotty, Susan; Volume editor Frank, Otto; Pressler, Mirjam; Illustrated by Brockway, Harry

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In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne describes her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up in her diary which ends abruptly when, in Augu ...

ISBN 9780141315195
Published 28 February 2003 by Penguin
Interest Age 13-19 years
Series Puffin Modern Classics
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On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival

On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival (Paperback)

By Kazerooni, Abbas

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I was not aware that I was crying until I saw the tears hit my shoes. Even with all the lights at the airport, the night outside looked dark and the air seemed thick. I wiped my eyes and tried to figure out what I could do. I was alone in a foreign land at the age of nine, and I ...

ISBN 9781743311059
Published 1 August 2012 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Interest Age 11-14 years
Series Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince (Hardback)

By Cunxin, Li; Illustrated by Spudvilas, Anne

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This true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, is a fairytale that has already captivated many children and young adults. Ages 5+.

ISBN 9780670070541
Published 29 October 2007 by Penguin
Interest Age 5-9 years
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