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Abela has lost everything, and now she must leave her home in Tanzania and flee to Britain. Rosa's struggling to cope with her mother's wish to adopt a child. When they are brought... Read more
Abela has lost everything, and now she must leave her home in Tanzania and flee to Britain. Rosa's struggling to cope with her mother's wish to adopt a child. When they are brought together, will Abela and Rosa ever be able to love one another like sisters? From the Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty, The Girl Who Saw Lions is a powerful and moving story, inspired by the author's visit to Africa.
The Girl Who Saw Lions Paperback edition by Berlie Doherty
Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.
Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favourite, Will gains many enemies in Court. His enemies convince the King that Will's father has committed treason and he is thrown into Newgate Prison. Together they must brave imprisonment and death as they embark on a great adventure to set Will's father free.
A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children's writers such as Michelle Magorian, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John and Katherine Woodfine, and edited by author Abi Elphinstone.
It was a seascape, moody with rocks and cliffs and wild showers of spray. That's where we're going tomorrow.'Ellie is excited to be going with Morag's family to their beautiful island, but when she finds herself abandoned there, things begin to change.
A spell-binding tale of magic for young readers that explores the wonder of nature, from award-winning Berlie Doherty. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
Three linked stories about a pony, a goat and a fox are beautifully told and capture the magic of the countryside, and the growing friendship between a girl and an old lady. Illustrated by Kim Lewis. Highly commended for the Carnegie Medal.
As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. and a grief-stricken widow defends her homeland amidst the destruction of war. Through these and other tales, War Girls presents a moving portrait of loss and grief, and of hope overcoming terrible odds.
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