Title: Soraya the Storyteller
Age: 10 upwards
Publication Date: May 2004
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Available: all bookshops, Amazon,
Lothian is now an imprint of Hachette
Hachette's distributor is Alliance Distributors.
The black horse gallops faster. The ground is
shaking, the dirt at my feet curls like a wave. We will not make it, I
scream, and I wake before we can be crushed.
Soraya is a
storyteller. The stories from Afghanistan keep her memories alive in
Australia, as she starts a new life under the shadow of a Temporary
Protection Visa. But it is the ebony horse which flies through her
dreams that helps her find a strange land between remembering and
forgetting, a land where she can be safe.
This is one of the most magical, uplifting, heart-rending stories I have
read for a long time. A wonderful book. Jacinta di Mase
A powerful and moving story. Tom Shapcott