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Where Children Sleep Hardcover – 25 Oct 2010

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  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Boot (25 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905712162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905712168
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 23.5 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ice Maiden on 3 Nov. 2010
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I found this book both fascinating and captivating. Bought for a granddaughter who is a photography student in 6th form it has amazing pictures of childrens, bedrooms or lack of them and a little about the person, where they live and their lives. Although in the blurb it says it is aimed at 13 year olds that must be because the children used as subjects are around that age. Although it could captivate readers of any age. Children get a real glimpse into more and less affluent lives of some children from other countries as well as a young boy from Yorkshire. It cannot of course paint a true picture of all children's lives from each culture and does not show some of the extreme conditions we know some children are living with. This is stuff to provoke thought but not to have nightmares over.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jojoss on 1 Dec. 2010
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This is a lovely book with photos and text but also very moving. It makes you think about the inequalities in the world and how some of us have everything and others nothing. I have bought it for a family as I think there will be the initial pleasure at a well presented book and then more thought and discussion to come !
It shows exactly what the title says-where children actually sleep from the most lavish surroundings to the more than basic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Windy Miller on 12 April 2011
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Saw this in a newspaper review and knew we had to have it. Bought two copies and gave one to my daughter's school library as I thought it was so interesting and thought-provoking without being preachy or worthy. I know this book will be pulled out time and again by my daughter (9) and my son (6) over many years. It will not date and and deserves to become widely known and appreciated.

(Publisher, please note: Only drawback is that the cover is very delicate as it is unlaminated and the blue ink rubs very easily, spoiling the look of the book and its perceived quality.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CathGalway on 6 July 2012
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I was given this book as a gift and keep coming back to it. As do my children, 3 and 5, and adult friends. The children in this book are aged 4-17 and the pictures are presented in age order. The children live all over the world in all sorts of circumstances and, although we never see anyone else in the photos, we discover about their families and in many cases their employers, with whom they live. Some children are living in desperate circumstances, some are very comfortable but you can't read this book and make easy judgements. Really thought-provoking without having an obvious or simple message.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lucy Hall on 31 Oct. 2010
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When I saw this book in a Saturday supplement, I knew I had to have it. When I received it it met my expectations and more. It says so much, so many things with only pictures and narrative - no opinons or judgement given, each page tell its own story.

I showed the book to the person who delivered it - they want a copy. I took it into work, I took it to friends, it's being bought for children, for teenagers, for adults, for artists, for teachers, it's on so many Christmas lists.

I'm just going to buy two more copies - one for home, on for work, and one to keep for ever because I know the others will disappear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Holmes VINE VOICE on 20 Jun. 2011
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I bought this book for my ten year old daughter and she took it to school. The headmaster was so impressed he bought a copy for the school library. Its now the most popular book in the school library with a waiting list of children wanting to borrow it.
Its a simple and clear way that children can see how other children live around the World and the inequalities that exist.
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This book spans the whole world looking through the eyes of children, and will open your eyes to the way children from both poor and privileged backgrounds see the world around them. For me, the biggest differentiator in all if the featured kids is not the amount of money in their lives but how open their lives are. 17 year-old "X" in Brazil, forced to choose allegiance to a drug gang is little different in his outlook than 9 year-old Tzvika in the West Bank whose upbringing is carefully controlled to exclude extra-cultural influences; whilst the dreams of 7 year-old Indira working in a Nepalese quarry and 4 year-old Jazzy living in what is described as a "big house" in Kentucky have remarkably similar dreams to have careers in music.
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I bought this book for myself, but with a view to sharing it with my eldest daughter, who is learning about other countries, and cultures.
The photography and writing is superb. It's a thought a provoking read, which I think should be shared selectively with younger children. some of the children live in absolute poverty in this book- just use your discretion when using this book with children. I would say 8 years + is a good vstarting point.
I'm very happy that I bought this. A must read.
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