Oranges in No Man's Land
Elizabeth LairdAges 9-12
Oranges in No Man's Land brings Elizabeth Laird's emotional and gripping adventure to her next generation of fans.
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.
This novel stays in the memory well after it is finished. . . it is a tribute to the human spirit
Nicholas Tucker, TES