The Garbage KingBook - 2003
Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's new novel takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa. Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated. Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway. Dani is rich, educated - and fleeing his tyrannical father. Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other. This is a gritty, deeply moving story that shows how the human spirit can triumph in the harshest of worlds.
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's, c2003
Branch Call Number: LAIRD
Characteristics: 330 p. : ill. ; 20 cm