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Product Description: When Adam’s mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy for the local knight, Adam grabs the chance to join the Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem. He burns with determination to strike down the infidel enemy...read more

Hardcover:

9780330443111 | Pan Macmillan, June 1, 2007, cover price $23.50 | About this edition: When Adam's mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land.

Paperback:

9781509802968 | Pan Macmillan, December 1, 2016, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: When Adam’s mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land.
9780230018693 | Pan Macmillan, January 31, 2008, cover price $16.65

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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.

Hardcover:

9780764156793 | Barrons Juveniles, September 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: 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:

9781509802951 | Reprint edition (Pan Macmillan, November 1, 2016), cover price $9.99
9780764126260 | Barrons Juveniles, October 1, 2003, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: 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:

9780606310277 | Demco Media, September 30, 2004, cover price $15.50

Prebinding:

9780613840606, titled "Garbage King" | Turtleback Books, September 1, 2003, cover price $14.40

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Product Description: Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams of being a gold-medal winner like themt. When his grandfather announces he's going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears...read more

Paperback:

9781447267171 | Pan Macmillan, April 1, 2016, cover price $11.99 | About this edition: Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run!

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“Quite simply, a wonderfully moving story about the power of love." —Times Educational Supplement “A wry first-person narrative. . . . Discussion of handicaps, death and bereavement, and religious belief are carefully integrated into the story.”—School Library Journal Twelve-year-old Anna is looking forward to the birth of her baby brother. Ben arrives, but is disabled. Anna loves him immensely but she finds herself unable to admit the truth about Ben to her friends. Eventually the truth gets out and leads not to the ridicule Anna expected, but sympathy and understanding. Elizabeth Laird’s award-winning young adult novels include A Little Piece of Ground and Crusade.

Paperback:

9781509802937 | Pan Macmillan, February 11, 2016, cover price $11.45
9781608461530 | Reprint edition (Haymarket Books, July 10, 2012), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: “Quite simply, a wonderfully moving story about the power of love.
9780330442909 | New edition (Pan Macmillan, October 6, 2006), cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Twelve-year-old Anna is looking forward to the birth of her baby brother.

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Product Description: In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tanker across the Danakil Desert, and was arrested for a murder she had not committed...read more

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9781846972461 | Birlinn Ltd, September 1, 2013, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post.

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Product Description: A young girl's ordinary journey through the lush African jungle turns into an amusing adventure, thanks to a few surprising encounters along the way.
By Elizabeth Laird and Liz Pichon (illustrator)

Paperback:

9781561456918 | Reprint edition (Peachtree Pub Ltd, March 1, 2013), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: A young girl's ordinary journey through the lush African jungle turns into an amusing adventure, thanks to a few surprising encounters along the way.

School and Library:

9781561453054 | 1 edition (Peachtree Pub Ltd, January 1, 2004), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: On her way to her grandfather's house with a bunch of bananas, Beatrice has a series of mishaps with jungle animals who each substitute something new for what she is carrying.

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Product Description: The British Army is circling the stronghold of the King of Abyssinia. Its mission is to rescue the British Envoy, held prisoner. Watching with terror and awe is the king's young son, Alamayu. He knows that his father is as brave as a lion, but the fighting is cruel and efficient...read more

Paperback:

9780330530392 | Pan Macmillan, October 8, 2012, cover price $11.99 | About this edition: The British Army is circling the stronghold of the King of Abyssinia.

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Product Description: In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—orworse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to behanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle,she brings disaster to his door...read more

Hardcover:

9780547341262 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, April 18, 2011), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse.

Paperback:

9780547722061 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, May 8, 2012), cover price $8.99 | About this edition: In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—orworse.

Miscellaneous:

9780547573946 | Houghton Mifflin, April 18, 2011, cover price $16.99

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Product Description: Everyone knows the devil is real. Everyone knows that witches exist. Everyone knows that saying the wrong thing can get you hanged. When fourteen-year-old Maggie's grandmother is accused of witchcraft, Maggie has to run for her life...read more

Paperback:

9780330472104 | Pan Macmillan, April 2, 2010, cover price $11.85 | About this edition: Everyone knows the devil is real.

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Product Description: This new title in the illustrated Let's Read! language-learning series is a real page-turner! It's a story for kids, written in a bilingual Spanish and English format, which encourages boys and girls who are independent readers in their own language to begin learning a second language...read more
By Elizabeth Laird, Rosa Maria Martin (contributor) and Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780764142185 | Bilingual edition (Barrons Juveniles, March 1, 2009), cover price $4.99 | About this edition: This new title in the illustrated Let's Read!

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Product Description: This new title in the illustrated Let's Read! language-learning series is a real page-turner! It's a story for kids, written in a bilingual French and English format, which encourages boys and girls who are independent readers in their own language to begin learning a second language...read more

Paperback:

9780764142192 | Bilingual edition (Barrons Juveniles, March 1, 2009), cover price $4.99 | About this edition: This new title in the illustrated Let's Read!

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

Prebinding:

9781435279957 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 16, 2008), cover price $18.95 | also contains A Little Piece of Ground | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
9781417763061 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2006, cover price $20.80 | About this edition: During the Israeli occupation of Ramallah in the West Bank of Palestine, twelve-year-old Karim and his friends create a secret place for themselves where they can momentarily forget the horrors of war.

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
By Elizabeth Laird, Bill Neal (illustrator) and Sonia Nimr

Paperback:

9781931859387 | Haymarket Books, October 1, 2006, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: During the Israeli occupation of Ramallah in the West Bank of Palestine, twelve-year-old Karim and his friends create a secret place for themselves where they can momentarily forget the horrors of war.

Prebinding:

9781435279957 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 16, 2008), cover price $18.95 | also contains A Little Piece Of Ground | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. Only militiamen and tanks dare enter this zone, but when Granny falls ill, Ayesha sets off on a journey to reach a doctor living in enemy territory.

Paperback:

9780330445580 | Pan Macmillan, August 3, 2007, cover price $7.75 | About this edition: Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers.

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It's Jani's first day at school and she's nervous. Will the other monkeys be friendly? Will they all stare at her? Jani is in a wheelchair, and this makes her different. But, thanks to her sense of cheekiness, she makes friends and has a very nice first day at school indeed. This book stars a monkey with a sense of fun.

Paperback:

9781405219198 | Egmont Books, May 1, 2006, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: It's Jani's first day at school and she's nervous.
9780778710424 | 1 edition (Crabtree Pub Co, April 30, 2006), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: New at school, Jani shows her monkey classmates all the ways that her wheelchair makes her special.

Library:

9780778710264 | 1 edition (Crabtree Pub Co, April 30, 2006), cover price $22.60 | About this edition: New at school, Jani shows her monkey classmates all the ways that her wheelchair makes her special.

Prebinding:

9781417767052 | Turtleback Books, April 1, 2006, cover price $14.70 | About this edition: New at school, Jani shows her monkey classmates all the ways that her wheelchair makes her special.

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Carly often finds herself gazing through the gates of Paradise End. She fantasizes about discovering that she was swapped at birth, and is in fact the rightful owner of the mansion. Then she meets Tia, the daughter of the new tenant of Paradise End, and Carly begins to realize that life behind the impressive pillars isn't anything like her dream.

Hardcover:

9780333980958 | Pan Macmillan, April 2, 2004, cover price $19.55 | About this edition: Carly often finds herself gazing through the gates of Paradise End.

Paperback:

9780330399999 | New edition (Pan Macmillan, August 5, 2005), cover price $8.70 | About this edition: Carly often finds herself gazing through the gates of Paradise End.

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At 12 years old, John Barr is separated from his father and pressganged into the Navy. Now a powder monkey onboard the mighty HMS Fearless, John has his first taste of bloody sea battle and learns that the ship hides many secrets. His new knowledge thrusts John into a shadowy world of naval espionage, right to the centre of a covert operation.

Hardcover:

9781405048903 | Pan Macmillan, August 5, 2005, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: At 12 years old, John Barr is separated from his father and pressganged into the Navy.

Paperback:

9781405203241 | Egmont Books, October 31, 2004, cover price $8.99

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Product Description: Oranges in No Man's Land brings Elizabeth Laird's emotional and gripping adventure to her next generation of fans. Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers...read more

Paperback:

9781509802920 | Pan Macmillan, January 1, 2004, cover price $11.45 | About this edition: Oranges in No Man's Land brings Elizabeth Laird's emotional and gripping adventure to her next generation of fans.

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Product Description: Afra invites Tom and Joseph on a trip to a game lodge, and is devastated when her father breaks his promise to come too. She sees a troop of baboons and connects her own wounded heart with an injured baby. Determined to save it from predators, she returns, but becomes prey herself...read more

Paperback:

9780330371490 | Pan Books Ltd, February 1, 2003, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Afra invites Tom and Joseph on a trip to a game lodge, and is devastated when her father breaks his promise to come too.

Jake wishes for the protection of a castle tower and moat while having to endure the wrath of his mother's boyfriend, as well as the sadness associated with a non-existent father.

Paperback:

9780764122316 | Barrons Juveniles, July 1, 2002, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Jake wishes for the protection of a castle tower and moat while having to endure the wrath of his mother's boyfriend, as well as the sadness associated with a non-existent father.

Reinforced:

9780606288507 | Demco Media, August 1, 2003, cover price $13.37 | About this edition: Jake wishes for the protection of a castle tower and moat while having to endure the wrath of his mother's boyfriend, as well as the sadness associated with a non-existent father.

Prebinding:

9780613707626 | Turtleback Books, July 1, 2002, cover price $13.25 | About this edition: Jake wishes for the protection of a castle tower and moat while having to endure the wrath of his mother's boyfriend, as well as the sadness associated with a non-existent father.

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Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

Paperback:

9780749749323 | Egmont Childrens Books, December 4, 2001, cover price $10.45
9780140368550 | Puffin, April 1, 1994, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

School and Library:

9780525448938 | Dutton Childrens Books, March 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

Reinforced:

9780606065139 | Demco Media, April 1, 1994, cover price $15.65 | About this edition: Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

Prebinding:

9780613023047 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

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Paperback:

9780582427198 | Allyn & Bacon, February 1, 2001, cover price $10.27

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