Description - A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird
12 year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. Israeli tanks control the city in response to a Palestinian suicide bombing. Karim longs to play football with his mates - being stuck inside with his teenage brother and fearful parents is driving him crazy. When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that's the perfect site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed buildings makes a brilliant den. But in this city there's constant danger, even for schoolboys. And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew, it seems impossible that he will survive...A Little Piece Of Ground is an exciting, enlightening and important story that brings to life the reality of events reported daily in the news, and will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts afflicting our world today.0011405019212
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(197mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Macmillan Children's Books
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Laird
Elizabeth Laird is the author of many award-winning children's novels. KISS THE DUST, about the experience of the Kurds, won the Children's Book Award. JAKE'S TOWER, RED SKY IN THE MORNING and SECRET FRIENDS were all nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She knows the Middle East well, and lived in Lebanon during the war there. Her husband has written a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has collaborated with Sonia Nimr, a Palestinian writer and university lecturer who lives with her family in Ramallah, to research and write A LITTLE PIECE OF GROUND.