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Elizabeth Laird

  • 5 stars across 75 books
    Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books including The Garbage King, The Fastest Boy in the World and Dindy and the Elephant. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.
    11th February 2016

    Oranges in No Man's Land

    Oranges in No Man's Land brings Elizabeth Laird's emotional and gripping adventure to her next generation of fans.... More

    (6 reviews)
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    10th January 2017

    Welcome to Nowhere

    Welcome to Nowhere is a powerful and beautifully written story about the life of one family caught up in civil war... More

    (4 reviews)
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    7th February 2019

    Grobblechops

    Picked as 'Children's Mental Health Week Scheme' by The Reading Agency There's a monster hiding under the bed! Th... More

    (4 reviews)
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    5th June 2014

    The Fastest Boy in the World

    Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams t... More

    (3 reviews)
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    2nd April 2004

    The Garbage King

    Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The... More

    (2 reviews)
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    23rd January 2020

    A House Without Walls

    A House Without Walls is a powerful story of family, hope and redemption amidst the refugee crisis in Syria from... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st June 2013

    Ballet Cat

    No alley cat can ever be a ballet cat! Or can they? The Crazy Cat Crew love to dance - they groove and they bop, they m... More

    (2 reviews)
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    2nd February 2007

    Kiss the Dust

    Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardshi... More

    (2 reviews)
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    28th July 2016

    The Garbage King

    Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    20th October 2009

    Qu'est qu'on mange ce soir/What's for supper

    Qu'est Qu'on Mange se Soir?/ What's for Supper? is a French-English dual-language storybook, making it ideal for all chi... More

    (1 review)
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      When I took this out of a box labeled ‘War Books’ that lives in the school office, I didn’t know what I was about to experience. I consumed this book...

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