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Mahtab's Story

Mahtab's Story

By Gleeson, Libby

Mahtab was empty. She felt hungry--for water, for her father, for her grandmother, her aunts and uncles, for the trees in the back yard, the cabinet on the wall, the silver and glass objects so lovingly collected, for her mountains, the jagged peaks that cut the sky. Her father w...as dead. She felt sure of it. She was just a speck of dirt on the floor, drifting through the gap between the boards, falling to the ground. Mahtab and her family are forced to leave their home in Herat and journey secretly through the rocky mountains to Pakistan and from there to faraway Australia. Months go by, months of waiting, months of dread. Will they ever be reunited with their father, will they ever find a home? This compelling novel by one of Australia's best-loved children's authors is based on the true story of one girl's voyage to Australia with her family. 'An important, eye-opening book.' Deborah Ellis 'Kept me turning pages and holding my breath.an amazing story that me and all of my friends love.' - Inez, 12
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ISBN 9781741763089
Published 1 May 2008
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ

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ISBN-13 9781741763089
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 1 May 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Not specified
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Author(s) By Gleeson, Libby
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
War Stories
Ebook NZ Intermediate Starter Pack Years 7 - 8
NSW Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge 2019
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-9
AUC HASS History
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile