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Description - The Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley

Kaninda is an ex-child soldier from East Africa, orphaned and living in London. When a child from a nearby estate is hit by a car he is drawn into an inter-estate conflict. The story combines current conflicts in London with real war in Africa.'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860398797
ISBN-10: 1860398790
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Orchard Books
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bernard Ashley

Bernard Ashley is one of the top writers for teenagers today. Drawing on his experience as a headteacher in a South London school he writes exciting, hard-hitting stories for the young adult reader plus picture book and younger fiction texts. \n \nBernard's first novel, The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the 'Other Award', an alternative to the Carnegie Award and since then Bernard has written extensively both for television and the children's book market. His adaptation of his own novel Dodgem won the Royal Television Society Award for the Best Children's Entertainment Programme. \n \nBernard has written a number of successful novels for Orchard Books. Tiger Without Teeth was chosen as the Guardian's Children's Book of the Week, Little Soldier about the gang-run estates of inner London was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and Guardian Fiction Award and Revenge House a hard-hitting crime thriller are all typical of Bernard's highly charged, gritty approach. \n \nBernard Ashley lives in South East London only a street or so from where he was born. During his time as a teacher and headteacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich. \n \nVisit Bernard Ashley at: www.bashley.com

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