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The Garbage King

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A gritty, deeply moving story that shows how the human spirit can triumph in the harshest of worlds.  The deserved winner of the Children's Book Award when it was first published. This is the story of children who live on the very edge of destitution. Dani and Mamo, and the gang of street boys that they join, have nothing and share everything. Their courage, loyalty and determination enable them to survive in the harshest of worlds.

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This is an absolutely touching story which reaches the heart. Whilst it is full of tragedy, it is also filled with hope and heart-warming scenes. The storyline is extremely engaging, weaving together the lives of two boys with strikingly different experiences. It is definitely worth reading and has become one of my favourite books yet!

This is an absolutely touching book which reaches the heart. Whilst it is full of tragedy, it is also filled with hope and heart-warming scenes.

As some books start slow, this book kept me utterly engaged right from the start making me feel a sense of suspense and horror.

I love how the narrator switches from one character to another, as it keeps me fully mystified at the cliff hangers and urges me to read on. The story follows three children, Dani, Mamo and Tiggist, as they struggle to find their place and their future both in the countryside and in the capital city.

Laird touches on sensitive topics, such as, slave labour, child beggars and death on the streets.... Read Full Review

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