Abela: The Girl Who Saw Lions (Paperback)Berlie Doherty (author)
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Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 197 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
"Excellent . . . what could be an unbearably sad tale is made compulsively readable by a writer of grace and skill." -- Nicholas Tucker * Independent *
"A very moving book and highly recommended." * Birmingham Post *
"The strength of the story is the author's empathy with all her characters, and her skill in engaging the reader with their feelings" * Books for Keeps *
"Well-written, with very real characters, this latest Doherty title is a heart-breaking yet ultimately hopeful examination of HIV/Aids, child trafficking and adoption. (SEASON HIGHLIGHT)" * The Bookseller *
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