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The Kites are Flying

(2009)
A Chapter Book by

 
 
A television reporter's extraordinary experience in the West Bank reveals how children's hopes and dreams for peace and unity can fly higher than any wall built to divide communities and religions. Travelling to the West Bank to witness how life is for Palestinians and Jews living in the shadow of a dividing wall, journalist Max strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic Palestinian boy, Said. Together the two sit under an ancient olive tree while Said makes another of his kites. As Max is welcomed as a guest, he learns of the terrible events in the family's past and begins to understand why Said no longer speaks. Told from both Max's and Said's points of view, Morpurgo has created a beautiful tale of tragedy and hope with an ending that rings with joy.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Michael Morpurgo's The Kites are Flying

Hardback Editions

November 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kites Are Flying!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-4063-1798-5 / 978-1-4063-1798-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kites Are Flying!
Author(s): Sir Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-4063-6731-1 / 978-1-4063-6731-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kites Are Flying!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 1-4063-2603-8 / 978-1-4063-2603-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kites Are Flying!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
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2011 : UK Audio CD

Title: THE KITES ARE FLYING !
Author(s): MICHAEL MORPURGO
ISBN: 1-4084-8354-8 / 978-1-4084-8354-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kites Are Flying!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Walker
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