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The Garbage King

Author/Illustrator: Paperback
Ages 9-12
$ 999 USD


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.

Author: Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Published: 11/01/2016
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781509802951
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.9
Point Value: 12
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 75449 / Garbage King

About the Author
Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of such children's books as Kiss the Dust, A Little Piece of Ground, and Shahnameh. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six times.

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