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Little Soldier By Bernard Ashley

Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley

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Kaninda is an orphan from the war in East Africa, where he was a boy soldier, but even in a comprehensive school in south London he finds clan and tribal conflicts are very much alive.

Little Soldier Summary

Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley

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 Reviews

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

About Bernard Ashley

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.

Additional information

Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2000 (UK)
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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