- Author:Elizabeth Laird
- Publisher:B.E.S. Publishing; English Language edition (September 1, 2003)
- Pages:336 pages
- Subcategory:Growing Up & Facts of Life
- FB2 format1154 kb
- ePUB format1673 kb
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Her critically acclaimed children’s books include KISS THE DUST (winner of the Children’s Book Award), SECRET FRIENDS (nominated for the Carnegie Medal), RED SKY IN THE MORNING (0 330 39867 9, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award), and JAKE’S TOWER (0 330 39803 2, shortlisted for the.
The Garbage King is a children's fiction book written by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Yosef Kebede. Laird was inspired to write the book after living and working in Ethiopia, where, in Addis Ababa, she saw children who lived on the streets who had inspiring abilities to cope with difficult living conditions. It has received numerous British book awards.
Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including The Garbage King, The Prince Who Walked with Lions and The Fastest Boy in the World. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal many times.
Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated.
The Garbage King book. In the afterword, the author, Elizabeth Laird mentions how she knows a lots of boys and girls whole has lived in Addis Ababa. One of them in particular, has helped her write the story. That boy has left a message, saying how he really wants us, the readers of this book, to be grateful about our lives and be happy with it.
Award winning children's author. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Blue Peter Award, the Salford Children's Book Award, the Calderdale Children's Book Award, the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award, the Stockton Children's Book of the Year, the West Sussex Children's Book Award, the Portsmouth Book Award and the Sheffield Children's Book Award.
by. Laird, Elizabeth. Squatter settlements, Abandoned children. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on October 27, 2014. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa
Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.