The true cost of the tin that goes into our electronic devices is revealed in this stark and gripping story of one boy's life as a tin miner from the bestselling author of Young Bond.
Mining for tin in deep, dangerous trenches is the only life that Tono has ever known. Worked to the brink of exhaustion each day by his unforgiving uncle, Tono’s only escape is in the precious moments when he reads his dad’s old comics. In a world of heroes and superpowers, he can forget the terrifying mining pits. But an underwater avalanche, a glimpse of something bright red in the sandy seabed, and a canny sidekick are about to transform Tono’s life for ever …
Steve Cole is a bestselling children's author. His various book series include Z. Rex, Thieves Like Us, Doctor Who, Astrosaurs and most recently he has taken up the incredibly high profile Young Bond series, with collective sales of over three million copies. In other careers he has worked as an editor of books and magazines for readers of all ages.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - B format
8 - 12
Children's, Teenage & educational