The Garbage King

by Elizabeth Laird

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The Garbage King

by Elizabeth Laird

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Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King 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.

  • ISBN10 0330415026
  • ISBN13 9780330415026
  • Publish Date 2 April 2004 (first published 1 September 2003)
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 11 October 2016
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Pan Macmillan
  • Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
  • Edition Unabridged edition
  • Format Paperback (B-Format (198x129 mm))
  • Pages 336
  • Language English