Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss

Girl on a Plane

Written by Miriam Moss
Illustrated by


Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss

Jordan, 1970. After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school alone. But her plane never makes it home. Anna's flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas. They land the plane in the Jordanian desert, switch off the engines and issue their demands. If these are not met within three days, they will blow up the plane, killing all the hostages. The heat on board becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. Anna begins to face the possibility she may never see her family again. Time is running out . . . Based on true events, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror, of courage and resilience.


Nerve-shredding ... Check where the tissues are before getting to the final reunion -- Nicholas Tucker * Independent * A unique and extraordinary story, exceptionally well told. Miriam Moss enables her readers to share her own `life-defining

; we can only admire the courage and resilience shown by her and the other human beings caught up in it. * Books for Keeps, 5 Stars * A tense, gripping and heart-rending must-read for teens and adults alike -- Z J Cookson * The Bookbag * An unpatronising, tense and hard-hitting read. * Armadillo Magazine *

About the Author

Miriam Moss

Miriam is an award winning author of 70 children's books. She originally published 40 information books, but for the last 12 years she has written fiction. This has included picture books, novelty books and poetry, and recently short stories for the adult market. Her fiction has been translated into 21 languages.

She was born in England but also grew up in Africa, The Middle East and China. After university she taught English for eight years in the UK and Kenya before becoming a writer. She now lives in East Sussex.

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd September 2015



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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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