by Elizabeth Laird - £6.99 Pan Macmillan (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781509887637 | ISBN 10: 1509887636
In Elizabeth Laird’s A Little Piece of Ground, twelve-year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. Israeli tanks control the city in response to a Palestinian suicide bombing. Karim longs to play football with his mates – being stuck inside with his teenage brother and fearful parents is driving him crazy.
When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that’s the perfect site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed buildings makes a brilliant den. But in this city there’s constant danger, even for schoolboys. And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew, it seems impossible that he will survive...
Recommended for ages 9-11
(Price & availability last checked: August 2018)
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