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Author: Gratz, Alan

Published 05/10/2017 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 352 pages

'A gripping, visceral, and hold-your-breath intense

story of three young refugees.' - John Green

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and

timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With

the threat of concentration camps looming, he and

his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world .

. .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and

unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft,

hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his

homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family

begin a long trek toward Europe . . . All three kids go on harrowing

journeys in search of refuge.

All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings

to betrayals.

But there is always the hope of tomorrow.

And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents

and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together

in the end.


'This heart-stopping novel is not only compelling - it is

necessary.' - Judy Blundell, National Book Award winning

author of What I Saw and How I Lied

'Filled with both tragic loss and ample evidence of resilience,

these memorable and tightly plotted stories contextualize and

give voice to current refugee crises' - Publisher's


'A stunning, poignant novel about the plight of refugees...

Grade A.' - Entertainment Weekly


SKU: 9781407184326
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