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Kiss the Dust

Elizabeth Laird

Kiss the Dust

by Elizabeth Laird

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Published by Puffin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth Laird.
The Physical Object
Pagination279p. : Pbk.
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22445082M
ISBN 100140368558

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Until now. The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family. Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird lacks both the profound meaning and hidden depth in Animal Farm and the lucid, graphic, sensory detail in The Good Earth. The plot did not keep me interested at all. I could basically predict the rest of the book after reading through the first few chapters/5(20).

It was a good book up to the ending. My son and I read the book together and we felt the ending was a dud. Great! Kiss the Dust was very inspiring. It showed me other problems in the world that have been going on for many years. I loved Kiss the Dust, because .   Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees.. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her/5(9).

Get this from a library! Kiss the dust. [Elizabeth Laird] -- Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future. Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Until now. The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family must flee to the mountains with only the few 4/5(1).


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I adored The Garbage King and in a sort of strange way Kiss the Dust is a little bit of a precursor to that book despite their vastly different subject area. Kiss the Dust, written inis set initially in Iraq. Tara is living a comfortable life until her father's work with the/5. This is one of the best books I have read about the Kurdish diaspora experience.

Simple and direct in style, it follows a teenage girl from Suleymaniya in Iraq as her family takes refuge in the Zagros mountains, then cross the border into Iran, then move through several refugee camps, until finally receiving asylum in by: 5.

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird Tara's life is turned upside down almost overnight, as she must abandon her usual. Kiss the Dust Elizabeth Laird Snippet view - About the author () Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand and moved to England with her family when she was three/5(4).

More By and About This Author Laird weaves compelling facts about the conflicts between the Arabs and the Kurds into her gripping tale about one family's escape to freedom. After witnessing a. Full Synopsis: "Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees.

Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees.

Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away.

It hasn't really touched her/5(6). 8 rows  About the Book Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq. Description: Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees.

Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird () W e receive a lot of refugees into the United Kingdom but, unless you actually meet any for yourself, it's difficult to have any grasp of the kind of circumstances that have brought them to this country.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. No place is safe for Tara and her family. Twelve-year-old Tara Hawrami lives a normal life in Iraq--until the day she sees a boy, a Kurd like herself, get shot by /5(5). Well, in Kiss the Dust, Elizabeth Laird invites readers to engage in the coming of age of an Iraqi girl journeying across a war-torn country.

Laird wrote the novel inbased on real. Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird. Kiss the Dust. Macmillan ISBN Many of them told me their amazing stories, and these became the threads from which Kiss the Dust was woven. Buy the book Winner of the Children's Book Award, the Sheffield Book Award and the Royal Dutch Geographical Society Glass Globe Award.

Books similar to Kiss the Dust Kiss the Dust. by Elizabeth Laird. avg. rating Ratings. For Tara, the world is turned upside down when her father's involvement in the Kurdish resistance movement forces the family to flee Iraq and eventually seek asylum in Britain. This book is written. LoveReading View on Kiss The Dust.

A highly topical, award-winning novel from a truly great writer for children. The genocide of the Kurds by Saddam Hussein was to most people brutal and barbaric and given the current situation in the Middle East and the wars there that have gone before, this is a book that should be read by adult and child alike for it provides both an insight into the.

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird | Editorial Reviews. Paperback (Reprint) $ Paperback. $ NOOK Book. $ Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including A Little Piece of Ground and Jake's Tower.

She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six : Pan Macmillan. The book is both sensitive and detailed, describing events (and their causes) that few other mainstream books have tacked. These include: * Tensions between Kurds and Saddam's regime before the Iran/Iraq war * Unwillingness of young Kurdish men to be conscripted into Saddam's army to fight Iran (joining one enemy to fight another)Reviews: Get this from a library.

Kiss the dust. [Elizabeth Laird; Peggy Dunphy] -- Her father's involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement in Iraq forces thirteen-year-old Tara to flee with her family over the border into Iran, where they face an unknown future.

Here, Laird, author of a poignant first novel about the effects of a hydrocephalic baby on his family (Loving Ben, ), portrays the journey of a Kurdish refugee family--a story based on the real experiences in the mid's of Iraqi Kurds now living in England. Kiss The Dust. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Kiss The Dust, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book.

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Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away.

It hasn't really touched her/5(23).Title: Kiss the Dust Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: April 1, Publisher: Puffin Books Language: English.

Kiss the Dust is an exciting story of a girl,Tara, who's father is into problems with the secret police. The family must move around a lot and taa 5/5(5).