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Zafir: Through My Eyes

Zafir: Through My Eyes
 

A gripping story of one child's experience of the civil war in Syria.

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ISBN 9781743431344
Published 25 February 2015 by Allen & Unwin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Mason, Prue
By White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes
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ISBN-13 9781743431344
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 25 February 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Mason, Prue
By White, Lyn
Series Through My Eyes
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Australian
NSW Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge 2019
Ebook Challenge Level: 5-6
Number of Pages 216
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 562899

Description of this Electronic Book

Zafir has a comfortable life in Homs, Syria, until his father, a doctor, is arrested for helping a protester who was campaigning for revolution. While his mother heads to Damascus to try to find out where his father is being held, Zafir stays with his grandmother - until her house is bombed. With his father in prison, his mother absent, his grandmother ill and not a friend left in the city, Zafir must stay with his Uncle Ghazi. But that too becomes dangerous as the city becomes more and more besieged. Will Zafir survive long enough to be reunited with his parents?

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Author's Bio

After growing up in Australia, Prue Mason travelled Australia and the world as a flight attendant and sometimes co-pilot on a private aeroplane with her husband, a professional pilot. They lived in Canada for three years, then the Gulf region of the Middle East for twelve years where she worked for children's newspaper Young Times writing feature articles, short stories and a counselling column. As a CELTA trained teacher Prue also taught English as a foreign language to Arabic speakers. Her award-winning book Camel Rider and Destination Abudai are based on her experience of life in Dubai. Prue returned to Australia in 2001, but visits the Middle Eastern region regularly. She and her husband own a vintage aircraft and can often be seen at sunset flying around the Glass House Mountains near where they live. 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. She 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. Lyn is a part-time teacher at Blackburn English Language School, a pre-service supervisor with Deakin University and professional development/conference presenter for the Through My Eyes series.

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