The Girl Who Saw Lions (Paperback)

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The Girl Who Saw Lions (Paperback)

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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 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.

Berlie Doherty has written more than 35 books for children, and 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781783446469
ISBN-10: 1783446463
Publisher: Andersen Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2018
Pages: 240
Language: English
"An enticing narrative told in two parallel stories that converge in a satisfying ending." —School Library Journal

"Doherty artfully plaits parallel stories of two girls from different worlds whose lives ultimately intersect. . . . An inspiring and compelling narrative of how two special girls with a shared heritage become a family." —Kirkus Reviews starred review

"A very moving book and highly recommended.' —Birmingham Post

"The strength of the story is the author's empathy with all her characters, and her skill in engaging the reader with their feelings." —Books for Keeps

"Well-written, with very real characters, this latest Doherty title is a heart-breaking yet ultimately hopeful examination of HIV/Aids, child trafficking and adoption." —The Bookseller

"Touching and well-told story." —Publishing News

"Beautifully written . . . Highly recommended for class reading." —School Librarian

"An enticing narrative told in two parallel stories that converge in a satisfying ending." —School Library Journal

"A fascinating read for young people with a social conscience." —Northern Echo