Twelve-year-old Selda and her family move from Turkey to Switzerland, where Selda has to cope with a strange country and language. With determination she sets about the task of embracing a new culture, and to her surprise she forms two new friendships, neither of which proves easy to pursue.
Selda feels completely uprooted when she moves with her mother and sisters from Turkey to live with her father in Switzerland. At school, she can neither understand the language nor the lifestryle of the people around her. But Selda is a fighter. Her independence and strength of spirit gain her an unlikely set of friends, and as she is increasingly drawn into their lives, she finds herself forced to make a decision between her old life and a new beginning.
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Gaye Hicyilmaz lived in Turkey for many years, much of that time in the city of Ankara, which provided the setting for her first children's book, Against the Storm. Inspired by a true story in the Turkish press, it was first published in England, where it was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award in the children's fiction category and was runner-up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award the same year. After leaving Turkey the author moved to Switzerland with her four children and for seven years lived in the small town of Horgen, which gave her the background for The Frozen Waterfall. She now lives in Kent in England.
Frozen Waterfall by Gaye Hicyilmaz
Used - Very Good
Faber & Faber
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