The Ones That Disappeared (Paperback)Zana Fraillon (author)
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A moving, beautifully-written and poignant novel about child trafficking and the search for freedom.
Kept by a ruthless gang, three children manage to escape from slavery. But freedom isn't just waiting on the outside.Separated, scared and looking after a small child, Esra will do whatever she can to reunite with her friend Miran, who was captured by the police - the police who she mustn't trust.
Hiding in the shadows of the forest, Esra is found by a local boy, a boy with his own story. Together they will create a man out of mud. A man who will come to life and lead them through a dark labyrinth of tunnels until they finally have the courage the step above ground.
'The writing is beautiful and the message of survival and bravery a universal one.' - The Bookseller
Until they finally have the courage to speak their story. Until they finally have the courage to be free.
Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a Skellig for a new generation, from the author of The Bone Sparrow, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
A contender for the children's book of the year... It is a heartrending tale about how our stories make us, and also an angry polemic, vividly convincing in is detailed description of what it means for your home to be a tent in the dust behind a guarded fence. * The Sunday Times on The Bone Sparrow *
This is a tragic, beautifully crafted and wonderful book whose chirpy, stoic hero shames us all. I urge you to read it * The Independent on The Bone Sparrow *
A profoundly poignant novel * The Metro on The Bone Sparrow *
This is an extraordinarily powerful and beautifully written novel about child slavery. This is a gripping novel, and one which celebrates hope while taking us to the most painful places. Adults as well as older teenagers will find this an exceptional read. * The School Librarian *
The writing is beautiful and the message of survival and bravery a universal one * THE BOOKSELLER *
Think of it as a powerful polemic, yes, but also think of it as a story of the redeeming power of friendship and the vital nature of storytelling * The Bookbag *
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