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The Garbage King By Elizabeth Laird

The Garbage King
by Elizabeth Laird

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A gritty, deeply moving story that shows how the human spirit can triumph in the harshest of worlds.
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The Garbage King Summary


The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird

Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.

When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated - and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.

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About Elizabeth Laird


Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books including The Garbage King, The Fastest Boy in the World and Dindy and the Elephant. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.

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GOR001179715
The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird
Elizabeth Laird
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2004-04-02
336
0330415026
9780330415026
Short-listed for The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2003 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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