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Elizabeth Laird

  • 5 stars across 72 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.
    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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    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

    (3 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

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    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

    (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

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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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    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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    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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    • Oranges in No Man's Land

      Oranges in No Man's Land

      This book really packs a punch in a short amount of pages. Elizabeth Laird is an expert at drawing you into the story and allowing you to imagine ever...

    • Welcome to Nowhere

      Welcome to Nowhere

      We seem to be reading a lot of books at the moment on the theme of refugees. We thoroughly enjoyed this one. We followed Omar and his siblings through...

    • Grobblechops

      Grobblechops

      It’s time for bed but Amir is reluctant. In this version of ‘there’s a monster in my bedroom’, Dad responds patiently and sensitively to Amir’s fears...