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Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein

Author: Jennifer Rozines Roy; Ali Fadhil
Publisher: London : Rock the Boat, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is 1991 in Iraq and all Ali wants to do is read his comics and play football and video games. But President Saddam Hussein has other plans. After he invades neighbouring Kuwait, the U.S. and their allies launch Operation Desert Storm to force him out. Over the next forty-three days, Ali and his family would survive bombings, food shortages and constant fear. Cinematic and timely, this is the story of how war  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Juvenile works
War fiction
Children's stories
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Ali Fadhil
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Rozines Roy; Ali Fadhil
ISBN: 9781786074669 1786074664
OCLC Number: 1060602149
Notes: "Base on a true story" -- Cover.
Target Audience: 9+.
Description: 165 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Jennifer Roy, Ali Fadhil.

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