Oranges In No Man's Land by Elizabeth Laird
  

Oranges In No Man's Land

Written by Elizabeth Laird

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Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.

A gripping story of a ten-year-old girl who risks death to make a life-saving dash through war-torn Beirut. It’s a quite remarkable tale of courage and hope in a country that has seen more than its fair share of bloodshed.

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Oranges In No Man's Land by Elizabeth Laird

Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. When Granny falls desperately ill Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey across no man's land to reach a doctor living in enemy territory.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including The Garbage King, The Prince Who Walked with Lions and The Fastest Boy in the World. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can. Read more about the author here.

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Paperback

Author

Elizabeth Laird
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Author's Website

www.elizabethlaird.co.uk/

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Publication date

3rd August 2007

ISBN

9780330445580

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