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Little Soldier

Written by Bernard Ashley, Andrew Morgan

Little Soldier Synopsis

When Kaninda survives a brutal attack on his village in East Africa he joins the rebel army, where he's trained to carry weapons, and use them. But aid workers take him to London, to a new family and a comprehensive school. Clan and tribal conflicts are everywhere, and on the streets it's estate versus estate, urban tribe against urban tribe. All Kaninda wants it to get back to his own war and take revenge on his enemies. But together with Laura Rose, the daughter of his new family, he is drawn into a dangerous local conflict that is spiraling out of control.

Little Soldier Press Reviews

Ashley is sympathetic without ever sentimentalising the survival tactics of his little soldier * The Guardian * Original and touching * Scotland on Sunday * A considerable achievement * Books For Keeps * It's wonderful to have another full-length, meaty novel from this gritty writer * The Bookseller * Compelling and unforgettable * Time Out * Another thoughtful and topical tale * Daily Mail * [Ashley's] gritty urban realism marks a fresh approach to children's writing * Financial Times * A serious and provocative reflection on kids and war, this novel should spark debate * The Daily Telegraph * This is Ashley at his hard-hitting best * The Daily Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781860398797
Publication date: 30th September 1999
Author: Bernard Ashley, Andrew Morgan
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Bernard Ashley, Andrew Morgan

Bernard John Ashley is a British author of books for children and young adults. He has won 'The Other' award and has been a commended runner up for the Carnegie medal three times.

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