This novel stays in the memory well after it is finished. . . it is a tribute to the human spiritA gripping story of a ten-year-old girl who risks death to make a life-saving dash through war-torn Beirut.
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. The city has been torn in half by civil war and a desolate, dangerous no man's land divides the two sides. Only militiamen and tanks dare enter this deadly zone, but when Granny falls desperately ill, Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey to reach a doctor living in enemy territory.
Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Jake's Tower, Red Sky in the Morning, Secret Friends, The Garbage King, A Little Piece of Ground and The Fastest Boy in the World. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.