- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Reprints edition (2 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230014313
- ISBN-13: 978-0230014312
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Kiss the Dust Paperback – Unabridged, 2 Feb 2007
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
This product is subject to specific safety warnings
A highly topical, award-winning novel from a truly great writer for children.
About the Author
Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand and moved to England with her family when she was three. She went to school in Croydon, studied languages at Bristol and then Edinburgh University, and taught English in Malaysia, Ethiopia and India. She has written many books for children, including Jake's Tower, The Garbage King (shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal), A Little Piece of Ground and Secrets of the Fearless. She and her husband divide their time between Richmond, Surrey and Edinburgh.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
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.
as usual with elizabeth laird there is never a dull page. i recommended this and her other books :)
I recommend this to anyone who wants to read a book and have it stick in their minds for the rest of their lives!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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.Published on 30 July 2013 by Student of Life
This book is really touching about a young kurdish girl who is proud of her upbringing and how she then becomes a refugee during the golf war. Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2011 by Sparkle
I did not realise this was a childs book till I received it, had a book "ARCADIA" by must be another Elizabeth Laird which I could recommend about a family going to New Zealand in... Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2010 by N. H. Mcleay