Close to the wind
An utterly heart-shattering debut about greed, love, trust, and what matters most when your world falls apart.
A war-torn country . . . only one way out.
Ten-year-old Malik's world is falling apart. Soldiers have invaded town, and his mother is missing, leaving Malik with his grandfather, Papa. Along with a thousand other refugees, their hope for escape to a new life lies in gaining passage aboard one ship - but the demand for tickets is high, and so is the cost. Can they make it on? And will they find Mama before the ship departs? When things don't go as planned, Malik must summon all of his courage and resourcefulness to survive.
A heart-wrenching and suspenseful story of sacrifice and resilience, Close to the Wind confronts the realities of war in a timeless and accessible way.
Level 4.8, 9 Points
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|Grouping Title||close to the wind|
|Grouping Author||walter jon|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-17 23:03:37PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-17 00:07:42AM|
|author||Walter, Jon, 1964-|
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|display_description||Malik and his grandfather are trying to flee a war-torn country on the last ship waiting at the port for those who can escape--but when the ship leaves only Malik is aboard, and he will need all his courage to survive in a new country.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000657089|Book|Books|First edition.|English|David Fickling Books, Scholastic Inc.,|2015.|290 pages ; 20 cm, ils:CARL0000707215|Book|Books||English|David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc.,||290 p. ; 20 cm.|
|subject_facet||Grandfathers, Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Refugees, Refugees -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||Close to the wind|
|title_full||Close to the wind / Jon Walter|
|title_short||Close to the wind|
|topic_facet||Grandfathers, Orphans, Refugees|