The Girl Who Saw Lions
By (author) Berlie Doherty
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Abela by Berlie Doherty
Book Description"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's 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 influenced by a visit to Africa, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty writing at her very best.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842707258
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, 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, 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.
Far from Home, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by Berlie Doherty
The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story... A companion novel to bestselling story of orphan Jim Jarvis set in Victorian England.
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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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