Abela by Berlie Doherty
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By Berlie Doherty


The Girl Who Saw Lions

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Abela by Berlie Doherty

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"Be strong, my Abela." These are the last words of Abela's mother in their HIV/Aids stricken African village, where it seems that to live or to die, to be sick or to be healthy, is just a matter of chance. It takes all Abela's strength to survive her Uncle Thomas' scheming to get to Europe, but what will be her fate as an illegal immigrant? "I don't want a sister or brother," thinks Rosa in England, when her mother tells her that she wants to adopt a child. Could these two girls ever become sisters? Is there room in Rosa's family for an African orphan haunted by lions? Is there room in their hearts? Abela is a powerful and moving story based on true life from Carnegie award winning author Berlie Doherty writing at her very best.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842706893
ISBN-10: 1842706896
Format: Hardback
(205mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Blue John by Berlie Doherty Blue John, Paperback (February 2017)

A spell-binding tale of magic for young readers that explores the wonder of nature, from award-winning Berlie Doherty. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Classic Fairy Tales by Berlie Doherty Classic Fairy Tales, Hardback (September 2016)

A spellbinding collection of twelve classic fairy tales, with exquisite illustrations by Jane Ray - shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty Dear Nobody, Paperback (August 2016)

The moving and very real story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is told from two viewpoints - that of Helen as she writes her thoughts in a series of letters to the unborn baby, the Dear Nobody of the title, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives events as Helen is in labour.

Joe and the Dragonosaurus by Berlie Doherty Joe and the Dragonosaurus, Paperback (July 2015)

Charming countryside tale about the bond between children and animals, perfect for younger fans of Michael Morpurgo. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

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Author Biography - Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty was born in Liverpool and writes for adults and children. Her first book, HOW GREEN YOU ARE! was published in 1982 and she has been a full-time, compulsive writer of novels, stories, poems and plays since then. She has written over forty books. In 2002 Berlie Doherty was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Derby for excellence in her field. She lives in Edale in the Peak District, where she spends her spare time walking, day-dreaming, and struggling to learn piano, violin and tin whistle.

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