By the author of Rebel Cargo and The Sniper
Samuel’s parents and sister die in a bloody massacre. His brothers retaliate by joining the anti-Apartheid movement, with guns and terrorism as their weapons. But Sam decides to fight prejudice in his own way – as a runner. Against all odds – from a poor township childhood to the Bantu homelands, from work in a gold mine to competing for gold – he focuses his mind, body and heart on the long, hard race to freedom . . .
Praise for The Sniper:
“My teen son and I read this
within two days and we were fighting each other for it.”
|Publisher:||Lincoln, Frances Limited|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||565 KB|
|Age Range:||12 - 15 Years|
About the Author
James Riordan has traveled the world collecting folktales and has published over thirty volumes of tales from different countries. The Twelve Labours of Hercules won the UK Reading Association Award 1998. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Surry and Visiting Professor at the University of Worcester, as well as holding honorary degrees from Birmingham, London, Moscow and Grenoble. He regularly reviews children's books for The Times., and his autobiography, Comrade Jim: the spy who played for Spartak, was published in 2008 by Fourth Estate.