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It's been almost a year since Sila's mum travelled halfw ay around the world to Turkey, hoping to secure the immigration paperw ork that w ould allow her to return to her family in the United States.
The long separation is almost impossible for Sila to bear. But things change when Sila accompanies her father (who is a mechanic) outside their Oregon town to fix a truck. There, behind an enormous stone wall, she meets a grandfatherly man who only months before won the state lottery. Their new alliance leads to the rescue of a circus elephant named Veda, and then to a friendship with a unique boy named Mateo, proving that comfort and hope come in the most unlikely of places.
A moving story of family separation and the importance of the connection between animals and humans, this novel has the enormous heart and uplifting humour that readers have come to expect from the beloved author of Counting by 7s.
|Publication date:||5th August 2021|
|Author:||Holly Goldberg Sloan|
|Publisher:||Bonnier Books UK|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Animals|
|Collections:||2021 Preview - Mega Books on the Horizon,|
Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Michigan, USA and spent her childhood living in the Netherlands, Istanbul and various parts of the USA. She has written and directed a number of successful family feature films. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California. I’ll Be There was her debut novel, published to much acclaim, followed by Counting by 7s and Just Call My Name. A Q&A with Holly What inspires your writing?I write contemporary realistic fiction, which means that I write from people, places, incidents and emotions that I ...More About Holly Goldberg Sloan
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