Close to the Wind

Close to the Wind

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A war torn country - a town that is burning. A single ship waits at the port for those who can escape. How can a boy and his grandfather hope to get on board? And will they find his mother before it leaves? When Papa meets two old friends, he makes a deal that could save them all. But this is only the beginning of the journey for Malik. If he is to escape he will need all of his courage, his sense of right and wrong and a magic trick that he must practice till it's more

Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 284g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910200174
  • 9781910200179
  • 421,298

About Jon Walter

Jon Walter is a former photo-journalist who lives in East Sussex. A long time ago he went to Warwick University and studied English & Theatre before going on to sell T-shirts on Brighton Pier. He likes being warm in cold places and eating nice more

Review quote

"I can't recommend it highly enough" - Guardian "a beautiful read." - The Sun "original and cleverly plotted tale of betrayal, sacrifice and ingenuity illuminates the refugee experience in any place or time" - Children's Book of the Week, Sunday Timesshow more

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113 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 17% (19)
4 35% (40)
3 32% (36)
2 13% (15)
1 3% (3)
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