by Ben Morley, illustrated by Carl Pearce - £7.99 Random House Children (2009)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781848530034 | ISBN 10: 184853003x
When a new family moves in next door, Joe's mum explains that they are asylum seekers. Joe hears that they are silence seekers, especially as Mum adds that they need peace and quiet.
When he sees a young boy from the family sitting disconsolately on the steps, Joe decides to help him find a quiet place in the noisy and chaotic city.
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