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Lost Riders

by Elizabeth Laird
£5.99   paperback  Pan Macmillan (2009)

Lost Riders by Elizabeth Laird A hard-hitting, intensely moving novel about child slavery in the Middle East, from the Carnegie-shortlisted author of Crusade.
 
Taken from their home in Pakistan to work in the Persian Gulf, eight-year-old Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. Then they are separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. Rashid is starved and worked to exhaustion by harsh supervisors - but he has a talent for racing and quickly becomes his stable's star jockey. Soon he begins to forget what life was like when he had a proper home. He almost begins to forget about Shari...

ISBN 13: 9780330452090 | ISBN 10: 0330452096