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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 9781743431337
Barcode 9781743431337
Published 27 August 2014 by Allen & Unwin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Hillman, Robert
By White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes
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ISBN-13 9781743431337
ISBN-10 1743431333
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 27 August 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hillman, Robert
By White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Ethical Issues
Australian
Ebook AUS Composite Starter Pack Years 1 - 13
Ebook NZ Secondary Starter Pack Years 9-13
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.4
Catalogue Code 520424

Description of this Electronic 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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Author's Bio

Robert Hillman is a Melbourne-based writer of fiction and biography. His autobiography, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award for 2005. His 2007 biography, My Life as a Traitor, written with Zarah Ghahramani, appeared in numerous overseas editions and was short-listed for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2008. His first collaboration with Najaf Mazari, The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif, grew out of an abiding interest in the hardships and triumphs of refugees. His second collaboration with Najaf, 2011's The Honey Thief, is a collection of spellbinding tales that reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan. His biography of blind indigenous musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Gurrumul: His Life and Music, was published in 2013, and a new novel, Joyful, came out in April 2014. Series editor Lyn White has been a primary school teacher-librarian and EAL teacher for more than twenty years and recently completed postgraduate studies in Editing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Lyn is passionate about children's literature, committed to developing life-long reading habits in children, and has great expertise in engaging students with quality texts and teachers with quality resources. Her work with refugee and migrant children motivated her to create a series that spoke of their experiences, and led to the Through My Eyes series.

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