No safe place

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Publisher:
Berkeley, CA, :
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 710L
Description

Finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

Orphaned and plagued with the grief of losing everyone he loves, fifteen-year-old Abdul has made a long, fraught journey from his war-torn home in Baghdad, only to end up in The Jungle -- the squalid, makeshift migrant community in Calais.

When an altercation at the soup kitchen ends up with him accidently stabbing a policeman, Abdul has to flee, and in desperation he takes a spot in a small boat heading to England. A sudden skirmish leaves the boat stalled in the middle of the Channel, the pilot dead, and four young people remaining -- Abdul; Rosalia, a Romani girl who has escaped from the white slave trade; Cheslav, gone AWOL from a Russian military school; and Jonah, the boat pilot's ten-year-old nephew.

The four of them end up hijacking a yacht and, despite their fear and mistrust, they form a kind of makeshift family. And as the authorities close in on them, they find refuge in an unusual place -- a child's secret cave on the English coast.

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ISBN:
9780888999740
9780888999733
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 4.5, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 710L
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Grouping Title no safe place
Grouping Author ellis deborah
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subject_facet Calais (France) -- Fiction
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
England -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
England -- Fiction
France -- Fiction
France. -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
Illegal aliens -- Fiction
Iraqis -- France -- Fiction
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title_display No safe place
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England
France
Illegal aliens
Iraqis
Iraquis
Refugees, Kurdish
Stowaways
Teenagers