No safe place

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Berkeley, CA, :
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IL: MG+ - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 6
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HL: High-Low 710L

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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Grouping Title no safe place
Grouping Author ellis deborah
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-12 23:12:57PM
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display_description Fifteen-year-old Abdul, having lost everyone he loves, journeys from baghdad to a migrant community in Calais where he sneaks aboard a boat bound for England, not knowing it carries a cargo of heroin, and when the vessel is involved in a skirmish and the pilot killed, it is up to Abdul and three other young stowaways to complete the journey.
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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, Iraquis -- Fiction, Refugees, Kurdish -- Fiction, Stowaways -- Fiction, Teenagers -- Fiction, Teenagers -- Iraq -- Fiction
title_display No safe place
title_full No safe place / Deborah Ellis
title_short No safe place
topic_facet Emigration and immigration, England, France, Illegal aliens, Iraqis, Iraquis, Refugees, Kurdish, Stowaways, Teenagers