Released on 03 August 2007.

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Oranges in No Man's Land

For ages 9-11
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Oranges in No Man's Land, written by Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by Gary Blythe, is the moving story of a young girl trying to help her family amid the crisis of civil war.

Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. The city has been torn in half by civil war and a desolate, dangerous no man's land divides the two sides. Only militiamen and tanks dare enter this deadly zone, but when Granny falls desperately ill Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey to reach a doctor living in enemy territory.

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This novel stays in the memory well after it is finished. . . it is a tribute to the human spirit