The Girl Who Saw Lions

Author(s): Berlie Doherty

Middle Fiction

Two girls, from very different places, are brought together in a tale of loss, courage and family.Abela has lost everything, and now she must leave her home in Tanzania and flee to Britain.Rosa's struggling to cope with her mum's wish to adopt a child.When they are brought together, will Abela and Rosa ever be able to love one another like sisters?From the Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty, The Girl Who Saw Lions is a powerful and moving story, inspired by the author's visit to Africa.

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"An involving, moving and, above all, relevant novel that ought to be in every school library in the land and put into the hands of as many children as possible" * Guardian * "Excellent . . . what could be an unbearably sad tale is made compulsively readable by a writer of grace and skill" -- Nicholas Tucker * Independent * "A very moving book and highly recommended" * Birmingham Post * "The strength of the story is the author's empathy with all her characters, and her skill in engaging the reader with their feelings" * Books for Keeps * "Well-written, with very real characters, this latest Doherty title is a heart-breaking yet ultimately hopeful examination of HIV/Aids, child trafficking and adoption" * The Bookseller * "Touching and well-told story" * Publishing News * "Beautifully written . . . Highly recommended for class reading" * School Librarian * "An enticing narrative told in two parallel stories that converge in a satisfying ending" * School Library Journal * "A fascinating read for young people with a social conscience" * Northern Echo * "Doherty's story of a Tanzanian girl in search of a new family in Britain remains extremely topical" -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice- in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.

General Fields

  • : 9781783446469
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : January 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : Paperback
  • : Berlie Doherty