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Malini: Through My Eyes

Malini: Through My Eyes

A moving story of one child's life in the conflict zone of Sri Lanka.

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ISBN 9781743312551
Barcode 9781743312551
Published 27 August 2014 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hillman, Robert
Series edited by White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes (part: 5)
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ISBN-13 9781743312551
ISBN-10 1743312555
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 27 August 2014
International Publication Date 28 September 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hillman, Robert
Series edited by White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes (part: 5)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Australian
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress History, Sisters, Fiction, Ethnic conflict - Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka - History - Civil War, 1983-2009
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 496871

Description of this Book

Malini lives with her parents and young sister, Banni, in northern Sri Lanka. As the civil war heads towards its catastrophic end, Malini and her family are herded by Tamil Tiger troops towards the coast where they will act as human shields, along with thousands of other Tamil civilians. When Malini's father pushes a mobile phone into her hands and tells her to run off into the forest with Banni, Malini does as she is told. But then the shelling begins, and Malini has no way of finding her mother and father. With the role of parent thrust upon her, Malini has no choice but to travel to her grandfather's village a long way inland. She and Banni will need to keep off the highways and stay alert for soldiers from all sides. But where will the next meal come from? Who can they trust? Where will they shelter? And will they ever be reunited with their parents again? The uplifting story of one girl's odyssey through war-torn Sri Lanka.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for CBCA Awards 2015 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Younger Readers 2015 (Australia)
NZ Review A beautifully done and very important series. Deborah Ellis, author, The Breadwinner
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Robert Hillman's autobiography, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award for 2005. His 2007 biography, My Life as a Traitor, was written with Zarah Ghahramani. He collaborated with Najaf Mazari for The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif and The Honey Thief. He is also the author of a biography of blind indigenous musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Gurrumul: His Life and Music, and the novel Joyful.

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