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In the sea there are crocodiles : the story of Enaiatollah Akbari

Author: Fabio Geda
Publisher: Oxford : David Fickling, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An unflinching, inspirational, and incredibly moving novel based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a young boy whose agonizing struggle begins after his native Afghanistan becomes a dangerous place to live. His mother shepherds him across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there to fend for himself. Suggested level: secondary.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Young adult works
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fabio Geda
ISBN: 9780857560087 0857560085
OCLC Number: 756824527
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Awards: Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, winner, 2013
Description: 211 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Fabio Geda.

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One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs, don't use weapons, and don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. Ten-year-old  Read more...

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