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- DescriptionA heart-wrenching tale of selfless love and the powerful desire to survive. When little Kai is brought to the orphanage run by Bell, a fearsome Englishwoman whose dedication to her charges is unflinching, an older child, Pax, immediately takes him under his wing. Kai is a brilliant child, who could go on to achieve great things. Living amidst political strife and constant uncertainty, the children are cared for--until Bell dies and they are left on their own. In a desperate attempt to make eugh money to keep Kai in school, Pax starts working for a shady character kwn as Mister. Mister sends Pax on a special mission--carry a heavy box to a pre-arranged location, and wait. At the very last minute, Pax realizes that the box contains a bomb, which explodes, killing and maiming hundreds of people. Pax and Kai escape the explosion, only to be arrested and charged with terrorism. Once imprisoned, Pax faces brutal guards who stop at thing to make him talk. This haunting vel brings home the tragic situation in which children in over 40 countries are tortured with impunity. But it also speaks to the strength of love in the most dire situations.
- Author BiographySharon E. McKay is an award-winning author whose books have dealt with such global issues as child soldiers, child victims of war, and the Holocaust. She lives on Prince Edward Island.
- Author(s)Sharon E. McKay
- PublisherAnnick Press Ltd
- Date of Publication02/03/2015
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Place of PublicationOntario
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintAnnick Press Ltd
- Weight257 g
- Width140 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 12
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