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Running on the Roof of the World
Jess Butterworth

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jun 01, 2017
Imprint : Orion Children'S Books
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781510102088
Price : 399

About the book

Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Filled with friendship, love and courage, this young girl's thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for children aged 9-12.

There are two words that are banned in Tibet. Two words that can get you locked in prison without a second thought. I watch the soldiers tramping away and call the words after them. 'Dalai Lama.'

Tash has to follow many rules to survive in Tibet, a country occupied by Chinese soldiers. But when a man sets himself on fire in protest and soldiers seize Tash's parents, she and her best friend Sam must break the rules. They are determined to escape Tibet - and seek the help of the Dalai Lama himself in India.

And so, with a backpack of Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks by their side, their extraordinary journey across the mountains begins.


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...one of those stories that gives its young readers an honest understanding of some of the awful things that go on in the world, but balances that understanding with a narrative of survival and hopeā€¦
A powerful, compelling story of hope, wisdom and compassionā€¦
A wonderful story of courage and hope.
Daring kids, sidekick yaks, Himalayan setting - all the ingredients of a smashing adventure.
     
Jess Butterworth