It was a night without comfort, and without sleep. The rain fell without mercy, and the waves tossed the boat around like a plaything.There were no lights to head for, and there was no rescue coming. No one on Earth knew where they were, and no one even noticed that they were missing. In the spirit of The Silver Sword and from the author of the bestselling Parvana series, this heart-stopping story of courage and friendship is based on the true experiences of children, caught up in the refugee jungle of Calais and striving to find a place for themselves in the world. A novel of high adventure and heart-stopping suspense by a writer at the height of her powers.
Internationally acclaimed author, humanitarian and peace activist, Deborah Ellis has travelled the world to meet with and hear the stories of children affected by poverty, war, racism and illness. Her fiction and non-fiction books give us a glimpse into the lives of children from Afghanistan (The Parvana Trilogy ( Bolivia, I am a Taxi, (Sacred Leaf), the Middle East (Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak) and Southern Africa (The Heaven Shop).Deborah's recent book, Off to War: Soldiers' Children Speak is a collection of interviews with children of Canadian and American soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Her companion book Children of War: Iraqi Children Speak interviews Iraqi children about how the war and displacement have shaped their lives. Royalties from both books have been donated to the Children in Crisis Fund of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People.