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The Eleventh Trade

The Eleventh Trade

REFUGEE BOY for a new generation - a debut novel for 9+ about a young refugee from Afghanistan and his search to find his grandfather's precious musical instrument.Back in Afghanistan, before the Taliban came, Sami's grandfather was a famous musician.

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ISBN 9781848126893
Barcode 9781848126893
Published 28 November 2018 by Templar Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hollingsworth, Alyssa
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ISBN-13 9781848126893
ISBN-10 1848126891
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Templar Publishing
Imprint Piccadilly Press
Publication Date 28 November 2018
International Publication Date 18 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hollingsworth, Alyssa
Category School Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 247g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Afghans - Juvenile literature - Massachusetts - Boston, Afghanistan - Juvenile literature, Boston Mass - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 949939

Description of this Book

REFUGEE BOY for a new generation - a debut novel for 9+ about a young refugee from Afghanistan and his search to find his grandfather's precious musical instrument.Back in Afghanistan, before the Taliban came, Sami's grandfather was a famous musician. People would come from miles around and pay thousands to hear him play the rebab.Now Sami and his grandfather are refugees living in Boston. The rebab is their most valuable possession and a reminder of home.Then one terrible day, the rebab is stolen. Sami's grandfather is devastated. His last link with home is gone and with it, his livelihood.Sami resolves to get the rebab back as a surprise for Eid. When he finds it on ebay, with a hefty price tag attached, he begins to trade the few possessions he has - and as he does, he finds, to his surprise, that there are all kinds of people willing to help.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Both a quest story and a friendship story, this book brings to life the traumatic reality refugee children experience in a world filled with borders and walls. * Kirkus Review * 'A heartwarming story of life as a refugee, about friendship, overcoming tragedy, and an exciting quest. A classic book relevant to the events in the world today.' -- Jess Butterworth, author of RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD * Jess Butterworth, author of RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Alyssa is American and this is her debut novel. Her sister worked for an NGO in Afghanistan and Alyssa travelled to Afghanistan to spend time with her sister and the Afghan people she works with. Alyssa wrote an award-winning essay about that experience and continues to work with refugees in the USA, helping them to adjust to their new lives. Alyssa says, Sami's tale was inspired by the Afghans I met in Afghanistan, my older sister's nine years of NGO work in-country, and by the attack at the American charity Roots of Peace in March 2014. Unlike Sami's parents, my sister made it out alive. But I can never forget what it felt like to see a picture of the bombed-out house, printed in Time magazine. The Eleventh Trade is an attempt to give voice to the victims of war who continue to struggle with hope and healing even after they are 'safe'.

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