Rainbow Reading Level 5 - Landscape: The Message Box D by Lesley Beake


Rainbow Reading Level 5 - Landscape: The Message Box D by Lesley Beake

This touching story traces the life story of a boy from his rural beginnings in Mpumalanga, through the path of his life, to the present day when he returns to the place of his birth. As a young boy, he leaves his family home to go and look after his ageing uncle. He leaves behind everything that he loves and goes to an unfamiliar environment. He moves from rural Mpumalanga to a township setting. He is educated at a school there. He joins the struggle before going to university overseas. Finally, he flies back to his country. His brother fetches him at the airport to take him back home, where he meets his father who is now an old man.

About the Author

Lesley Beake

LESLEY BEAKE is a multi-award-winning writer for children and young adults. Her international awards include, for Song of Be, a Children's Book of Note and the Best Book for Young Adults by the ALA. Outside South Africa her books have been published in ten countries. Of the 45 books published in South Africa, one has been translated into thirteen African languages. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was the highly-acclaimed picture book Home Now, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. She lives in Simon's Town, near Cape Town, South Africa.

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331 pages


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Publication date

13th March 2009



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