Lost Riders

Lost Riders

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by Elizabeth Laird
     
 

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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.… See more details below

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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 . . .

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"From a highly respected author whose books consistently expose political and social injustice comes this gut-wrenching story about modern-day slavery. The story is meticulously researched."  —The Good Book Guide

"It is a tough book but the children feel real, there is light and shade and, at the very end, a homecoming."  —Carousel Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230738935
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
545,750
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
16 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Laird is the author of Jake's Tower, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal; Kiss the Dust, winner of the Children’s Book Award; and A Little Piece of Ground.

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