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On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival
 

On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

By Kazerooni, Abbas

I was not aware that I was crying until I saw the tears hit my shoes. Even with all the lights at the airport, the night outside looked dark and the air seemed thick. I wiped my eyes and tried to figure out what I could do. I was alone in a foreign land at the age of nine, and I ...did not speak the language. I was, quite simply, terrified... Close to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends to escape Tehran. The Iran - Iraq War is at its bloodiest. The ayatollahs, the rulers of Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army. If Abbas doesn't leave soon, he will have to go to war. In the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas has to grow up fast. Living alone for twelve weeks in a rundown hotel, he has to learn to live by his wits, and watch his back. Will he ever get his dream visa to England? This page - turning story about the courage of one small boy, based on true events, is as gripping as any novel. 'This is - all at once - history, Iran, Tehran and the view from the boyhood bedroom, the ancient formula of happiness when all else is past...Kazerooni's prose is elegant and his narrative tightly woven...It is a story that is deeply moving, its piquancy enhanced by the sombre thought that all the episodes of survival against such odds are based on the truth.' Telegraph, Calcutta, India
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ISBN 9781525299315
Released AU 1 Nov 2018
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
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ISBN-13 9781525299315
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Readhowyouwant
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 1 Nov 2018
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
Edition [Dyslexic Edition]
Author(s) By Kazerooni, Abbas
Category Reference
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction

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