Boy 87

Ele Fountain
AUD $16.99
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The story of a refugee: one child's journey stands for the journeys of many and the hopes of even more.

Shif is just an ordinary schoolboy who loves chess and playing with his best friend. But, one day, he is forced to leave home to avoid conscription into the army. He embarks on an epic journey, in which he encounters dangers and cruelties - and great acts of human kindness - as he bravely makes his way to a future he can only imagine.

Told in the powerful first person, this startling debut novel will encourage understanding and empathy in young readers, and allow the news headlines of the day to resonate with the humanity involved in creating them.

Author bio:

Ele Fountain worked as an Editor in children's publishing, where she was responsible for launching and nurturing the careers of many prize-winning and best-selling authors including Angie Sage, Philip Reeve and Sarah Crossan. She lived in Addis Ababa for several years, where she was inspired to write Boy 87, her debut novel. Ele now lives in what she describes as a 'not quite falling down house' in Hampshire with her husband and two young daughters.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781782691976
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin Children's
Pub Date: March 2018
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback
Age: 10 - 14
Subject: Young adult fiction