A Little Piece of Ground

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A heart-stopping and sensitive exploration of the lives of children marred by conflict

ISBN: 9780330437431 Author: Laird, Elizabeth Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 6th August 2004 Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:22) Pages: 214 Edition: Unabridged Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: , ,

Twelve year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. Israeli tanks control the city in response to a Palestinian suicide bombing. Karim longs to play football with his mates – being stuck inside with his teenage brother and fearful parents is driving him crazy. When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that’s the perfect site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed buildings makes a brilliant den. But in this city there’s constant danger, even for schoolboys. And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew it seems impossible that he will survive . . .

A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird is an exciting, enlightening and important story that brings to life the reality of events reported daily in the news, and will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts affecting our world today.

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