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A Little Piece of Ground

(2003)
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12-year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. Israeli tanks control the city in response to a Palestinian suicide bombing. Karim longs to play football with his mates - being stuck inside with his teenage brother and fearful parents is driving him crazy. When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that's the perfect site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed buildings makes a brilliant den. But in this city there's constant danger, even for schoolboys. And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew it seems impossible that he will survive...

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"A Little Piece of Ground is an exciting, enlightening and important story that brings to life the reality of events reported daily in the news, and will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts affecting our world today. A fine book, and a daring book." - Michael Morpurgo

"This book must go down as a brave, serious and successful attempt to reach out and have this story heard." - Michael Rosen


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Used availability for Elizabeth Laird's A Little Piece of Ground

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: A Little Piece of Ground
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird, Sonia Nimr
ISBN: 1-4352-7995-6 / 978-1-4352-7995-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-16
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October 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Little Piece Of Ground (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Sonia Nimr, Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 1-4177-6306-X / 978-1-4177-6306-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Little Piece of Ground
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 1-931859-38-8 / 978-1-931859-38-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Little Piece of Ground
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0-330-43743-7 / 978-0-330-43743-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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August 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Little Piece of Ground
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0-330-43679-1 / 978-0-330-43679-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Little Piece of Ground
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Little Piece of Ground
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA