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Created: 14th August, 2015

The Garbage King

Author: Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Macmillan

Two boys in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lead very different lives. Dani is from a rich family, but is a disappointment to his father. Mamo and his sister Tiggist are orphans, struggling to make ends meet. Both boys run away. When they meet, they help each other to survive on the city streets. A well-constructed novel which gives insight into the lives of street children in Ethiopia.

See also:

Nicola Davies: Rubbish Town Hero (9780552563024), Corgi £5.99

Andy Mulligan: Trash (9781909531130), Corgi £7.99

 

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