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The Kites are Flying! by Michael, M. B. E. Morpurgo
  

The Kites are Flying!

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The Kites are Flying! by Michael, M. B. E. Morpurgo

This is a most moving tale celebrating the bright light of humanity surviving even in the darkest conflict. Travelling to the West Bank to witness first hand what life is like for Palestinians and Jews living in the shadow of a dividing wall, journalist Max strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic Palestinian boy, Said. Together the two sit under an ancient olive tree while Said makes another of his kites. When Said takes Max home, the reporter learns of the terrible events in the family's past and begins to understand why Said does not speak. Told from both Max's and Said's points of view, Morpurgo has created a beautiful tale of tragedy and hope with an ending that rings with joy. With an afterword by BBC Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen.

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo, the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, is widely recognized as a master storyteller, and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Smarties Book Prize, the Writer's Guild Award and the Children's Book Award (for The Wreck of the Zanzibar). Michael lives in Devon. Laura Carlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the award-winning illustrator of Sonya Hartnett's The Silver Donkey.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2010

Author

Michael, M. B. E. Morpurgo

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: 7+

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781406326031

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