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Kiss the Dust [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Laird
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Until now. The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family must flee to the mountains with only the few things they can carry. It is a hard and dangerous journey - but their struggles have only just begun. Will anywhere feel like home again?

Book Description

Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Until now. The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family must flee to the mountains with only the few things they can carry. It is a hard and dangerous journey - but their struggles have only just begun. Will anywhere feel like home again?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 326 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0140368558
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New Ed edition (9 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GGSTJE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,817 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand and always had a burning ambition to travel. She has spent much time abroad in places such as Malaysia, Lebanon, Austria and Ethiopia but now lives with her husband, who is also an author, on the edge of Richmond Park.

Elizabeth says that she feels immensely privileged to be able to earn her living as a writer. She cherishes the freedom of working on her own thing in her own time. She also loves the unexpectedness of writing. She never knows where inspiration will strike next or where it will lead her.

She has written many stories for children, and had a great many of nominations for awards, including being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal three times. She has also won the Children's Book Award and the Smarties Young Judges Award.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I found myself remembering it again and again! 9 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Kiss the Dust is the story of how a family flee their country to escape persecution by the government. Eventually they reach London where they find that they are refugees who have lost everything: their homes, friends, family and even language.
For me, this was an unforgetable story about a time which actually happened. I found myself wondering just how it would be like to be a refugee, losing all my friends and ending up in a place where I could not even speak the language. The forword in the book tells that the people are imaginary but the story was real to many people during the 1980s.
Now I have a small idea of what it was like.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book! 6 Oct 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Kiss the dust is a story about a Kurdish family living in Iraq at the time of the first Gulf War. I found the book a moving revelation of life for an ordinary Kurdish family under Sadam Hussein. Although now dated by recent events, the book provides an insight into the political situation, as well as being a compulsive read. I couldn't put it down!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I've ever read! 20 Oct 2002
By Emily
Format:Paperback
From the moment I picked this book up I was completely absorbed. I am now in the middle of reading it for the third time. It's about a girl, Tara, who has to leave her home in Iraq because of her father's involvement with the Kurdish rebels, the Pesh Murgas. It was exciting, terrifying, funny and horrifyingly sad all at the same time. This book is wonderful from beginning to end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing story full of real emotions 16 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
You could read this book loads of times and never be bored. It is written in a very real way that shows that the author has thought about the emotions that each character would go through. I feel that people of any age could read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as present 6 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this as a present for a friend's daughter having read it myself. I enjoyed the story and following their journey. Life is not straight forward and the most ordinary people have to find ways just to live to the next day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner 30 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really good read - deals with the difficult situation of war and refugees with humanity, showing vulnerability and courage. very well written; I read it in record time.
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