Close to the Wind

Author(s): Jon Walter

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Ten-year-old Malik's world is falling apart. Soldiers have invaded town, and his mother is missing, leaving Malik with his grandfather. Along with a thousand other refugees, their hope for escape to a new life lies in gaining passage aboard one ship. But the demand for tickets is high--and so is the cost. 5/8.

A fantastic adventure story with heart, daring, ethical decisions and a cat! Our first book for Hooked on Books Book Club for 10+ was universally loved (Libby)


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"I can't recommend it highly enough" - Guardian "a beautiful read." - The Sun "original and cleverly plotted tale of betrayal, sacrifice and ingenuity illuminates the refugee experience in any place or time" - Children's Book of the Week, Sunday Times

Jon Walter is a former photo-journalist who lives in East Sussex. A long time ago he went to Warwick University and studied English & Theatre before going on to sell T-shirts on Brighton Pier. He likes being warm in cold places and eating nice food.

General Fields

  • : 9781910200179
  • : David Fickling Books
  • : David Fickling Books
  • : 0.6
  • : February 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jon Walter
  • : Paperback
  • : 1015
  • : en
  • : 823.92 Fic
  • : Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
  • : 256