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Elizabeth Laird

  • 5 stars across 74 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.
    1st 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

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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

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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

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    9th 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

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    26th 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

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    8th March 2018

    Song of the Dolphin Boy

    Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always t... More

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    7th February 2019

    Grobblechops

    There's a monster hiding under the bed! This classic bedtime fear is hilariously brought to life by award-winning autho... More

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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

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    30th June 2006

    Hiding Out

    Peter was having so much fun exploring the cave that he didn't notice what the rest of his family were doing, so when th... More

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    9th April 2009

    The Ogress and the Snake: and Other Stories from Somalia

    For millennia, Somalia has been crossed and recrossed by camel caravans of merchants bringing stories with them. Elizabe... More

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