Broken Glass by Sally Grindley

Broken Glass

Written by Sally Grindley

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Sally Grindley has achieved huge recognition as a writer of powerful and gripping novels for older readers as well as for her storytelling powers in her picture books for younger readers. This is the story of Suresh and Sandeep who run away from home to escape their abusive and bullying father thinking that if they do so, they’ll find a better life. However, soon Sandeep and Suresh find themselves working to collect rubbish (broken glass) in the big city - and their new home is a traffic island in the middle of a busy road. Is this their future forever, or can the brothers change their fates to something much more hopeful?


Broken Glass by Sally Grindley

We hadn't always lived on an island ...why would anyone dream of such a thing if they had a house with its own path and a gate at the end of it?

About the Author

Sally Grindley

Sally was our Guest Editor for December 2010. Click here to see her book selections.

Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a nationwide children's book club. She has been a full-time author since 1995 and has had over 140 books published. She won the prestigious Smarties Gold Prize in 2005 for her novel ‘Spilled Water’, and 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other awards. Sally is lauded for her ability to write across a wide range of subjects and for a wide range of ages – from street kids to giants and from toddlers to pre-teens.

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288 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

4th February 2008




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