by Ele Fountain - £6.99 Pushkin Children (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781782691976 | ISBN 10: 1782691979
Shif is just an ordinary boy who likes chess, maths and racing his best friend home from school. But one day, soldiers with guns come to his door – and he knows that he is no longer safe.
Shif is forced to leave his mother and little sister,and embark on a dangerous journey; a journey through imprisonment and escape,new lands and strange voices, and a perilous crossing by land and sea. He will encounter cruelty and kindness; he will become separated from the people he loves.
Boy 87 is a gripping, uplifting tale of one boy’s struggle for survival; it echoes the story of young people all over the world today.
Recommended for ages 11+
(Price & availability last checked: July 2018)
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