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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Barrons Juveniles
Publication date September 1, 2003
Pages 336
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780764156793
ISBN-10 0764156799
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $14.95
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Mamo, an orphan who escapes from a life of slavery and returns to the city, meets up with another runaway, Dani, a rich kid who leaves home to get away from his bullying father, and the two of them learn to beg and scavenge from the garbage to survive.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This novel of unusual power for older boys and girls tells the gripping and dramatic story of homeless street children forced to do whatever they have to do in order to stay alive in the brutal slums of an Ethiopian city. The two main characters, Mamo and Dani, come from stable families but are hurled by circumstances beyond their control into the dangers and deprivations of street life. They find a makeshift way to survive when they are taken into a street gang led by a tough but likable boy named Million. The gang is composed of kids who have never known the security and happiness of family life. Children of our own culture, who take for granted the protections and comforts of home and family, will be shocked when they read this spellbinding story, but they will also learn about the deprivations, uncertainties, and sometimes the stark terror experienced today by too many Third World children. The story of Mamo and Dani, although alarming in its authenticity, is also an inspiring tale of courage and generosity in a world where danger and anxiety are the norm.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780764156793
 
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from Barrons Juveniles (September 1, 2003)
9780764156793 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.10 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Mamo, an orphan who escapes from a life of slavery and returns to the city, meets up with another runaway, Dani, a rich kid who leaves home to get away from his bullying father, and the two of them learn to beg and scavenge from the garbage to survive.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780764126260 Book cover for 9781509802951
 
Reprint edition from Pan Macmillan (November 1, 2016)
9781509802951 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $9.99
from Barrons Juveniles (October 1, 2003)
9780764126260 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $5.95
About: This novel of unusual power for older boys and girls tells the gripping and dramatic story of homeless street children forced to do whatever they have to do in order to stay alive in the brutal slums of an Ethiopian city.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606310277
 
from Demco Media (September 30, 2004)
9780606310277 | details & prices | 329 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.50
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 2003); titled "Garbage King"
9780613840606 | details & prices | List price $14.40

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