Close to the Wind by Jon WalterClose to the Wind by Jon Walter

Close to the Wind

byJon Walter

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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An utterly heart-shattering debut about greed, love, trust, and what matters most when your world falls apart.

A war-torn country . . . only one way out.

Ten-year-old Malik's world is falling apart. Soldiers have invaded town, and his mother is missing, leaving Malik with his grandfather, Papa. Along with a thousand other refugees, their hope for escape to a new life lies in gaining passage aboard one ship - but the demand for tickets is high, and so is the cost. Can they make it on? And will they find Mama before the ship departs? When things don't go as planned, Malik must summon all of his courage and resourcefulness to survive.

A heart-wrenching and suspenseful story of sacrifice and resilience, Close to the Wind confronts the realities of war in a timeless and accessible way.

JON WALTER is a former photo journalist with a special interest in social welfare issues. Close to the Wind is his debut novel. He lives in East Sussex, England, with his family.
Title:Close to the WindFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 7.83 × 5.88 × 1 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545816629

ISBN - 13:9780545816625


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Close to the Wind:" I can't recommend this highly enough . . . Walter has created something very special with Close to the Wind. While I look forward to reading what he writes next, I'm also happy to ponder the lives of Malik, Papa and the others because they are now so very real to me." -The Guardian"A beautiful read." -The Sun" Original and cleverly plotted tale of betrayal, sacrifice and ingenuity illuminates the refugee experience in any place or time" -The Sunday Times (Children's Book of the Week)