Lost Riders

Lost Riders

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by Elizabeth Laird
     
 

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A hard-hitting, intensely moving novel about child slavery in the Middle East

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. They are then separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. Rashid is starved and worked to exhaustion by harsh

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A hard-hitting, intensely moving novel about child slavery in the Middle East

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. They are then 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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:
9780330452090
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,178,787
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 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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