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Suitable for 11 - 18 years

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A heartwarming tale of losing and finding: just as magical as that gorgeous front cover. A glorious read by the author of Artichoke Hearts. (Perfect for autumn, but great all year round.) Not all lives fit neatly into boxes. Some people are left scattering like leaves. Like Aisha, a runaway refugee. Or like twelve-year-old Zak, set adrift by his parents’ divorce. Both kids run to the same place for shelter: the ancient city woods, which become their sanctuary. Here they meet each other – and Elder, a strange homeless woman. Meanwhile, police helicopters throb overhead, searching for the missing kids. But are they ready to be found yet?

  • A stunning tale of hope and belonging by a Waterstones Prize winner
  • Sita Brahmachari is the author of Artichoke Hearts and Jasmine Skies
  • Explores topical issues of refugees, homelessness and human rights
  • “A beautiful tale of modern multicultural Britain” – Booktrust

Product Details

Catalogue number

8396 in ISBC EU Sec Rewards 2019/20 and 8396 in Secondary Schools Catalogue 2020/21






Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

September 25th, 2014

Lexile measure

870L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

For more details see What is a lexile?.

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.8; Upper years; 12.0 points



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