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Where the River Runs Gold (Paperback)
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Where the River Runs Gold (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 01/07/2019
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In a caste-divided, dystopian world, two children risk everything in search of a better life. Inspired by current environmental concerns and tackling themes of inequality, courage and social justice, Where the River Runs Gold is an adventure built on the enduring hope of a better, fairer future.

Our Children's Book of the Month for July 2019

Two children must risk everything to escape their fate and find the impossible . . . A brave, thought-provoking adventure by award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari.

Shifa and her brother, Themba, live in Kairos City with their father, Nabil. The few live in luxury, whilst the millions like them crowd together in compounds, surviving on meagre rations and governed by Freedom Fields - the organisation that looks after you, as long as you opt in.

The bees have long disappeared; instead children must labour on farms, pollinating crops by hand so that the nation can eat. The farm Shifa and Themba are sent to is hard and cruel. Themba won't survive there and Shifa comes up with a plan to break them out. But they have no idea where they are - their only guide is a map drawn from the ramblings of a stranger.

The journey ahead is fraught with danger, but Shifa is strong and knows to listen to her instincts - to let love guide them home. The freedom of a nation depends on it . . .

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781510105416
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Sita Brahmachari has a great gift of understanding for the confusions and loneliness of adolescents and their need to be gently nurtured and cherished.' - Julia Eccleshare 

'A beautifully written book about family, friendship, grief and hope which made me laugh and cry sometimes at the same time.' - Anthony Browne, former Children's Laureate, on Artichoke Hearts 

'Sita Brahmachari has such a loving touch with the way she delicately and compassionately picks her way through experiences, families and relationships.' - Jamila Gavin on Jasmine Skies 

'Children's Book of the Month' Competition

'Children's Book of the Month' Competition

Folkestone
Thursday 4th July 09:00 - Wednesday 31st July

Our 'Children's Book Of the Month' is 'Where The River Runs Gold' by Sita Brahmachari. It tells the story of Shifa and Themba living with their father in a near future where the natural world has been decimated by enviromental disasters. He has taught them to love, hope, and value the Earth. Shifa must draw on these values when she tries to rescue her brother from the harsh conditions of a farm where children must pollinate crops for the nation. Enter our competitions for age 16 and under to win a lovely prize - 'Design a Poster encouraging people to protect their local enviroment' or 'Draw A Graffitree' - see in store for details.

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Where the River Runs Gold Competition

Where the River Runs Gold Competition

Kettering
Friday 5th July 09:00 - Wednesday 31st July

Design a poster, win a prize!

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Wokingham Kids Bookclub Sunday 4th August 11.00am Join our bookclub for kids aged 9-12, as they talk about their bookclub choice, take part in some suitable activities, and eat some cake! See in store for further details. All Welcome.

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“Environmental dystopia at its best”

This incredible story revolves around themes of dystopia, climate chaos and class divide which are more relevant today than ever. The importance of family and friendship and how if we work together we can bring about... More

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“Excellent & Current”

Thank you to the publishers for the review copy.
Having heard so many great things about Sita's previous books I just had to dive straight in to this!
Excellent dystopian novel for age 9 onwards, giving the... More

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“Beautiful story of courage and hope.”

Where the River Runs Gold is a beautifully written novel with a multitude of layers and themes. As well as wonderfully highlighting the need for environmental awareness and consideration of the species we share the... More

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