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BOOK WEEK PICKS: ON TWO FEET AND WINGS by ABBAS KAZEROONI

 
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BOOK WEEK PICKS: ON TWO FEET AND WINGS by ABBAS KAZEROONI
by Jayshree MOODLEY - Friday, 25 August 2017, 8:20 AM
 

 

 

 

 

ON TWO FEET AND WINGS by ABBAS KAZEROONI

One boy’s amazing story of survival!

Close to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends to escape Tehran. The Iran-Iraq war is at its bloodiest. The Ayatollahs, the rulers of Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army. If Abbas doesn’t leave soon, he will have to go to war.

In the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas has to grow up fast. Living alone for twelve weeks in a rundown hotel, he has to learn to live by his wits, and watch his back. Will he ever get his dream visa to England?

This page-turning story about the courage of one small boy, based on true events, is as gripping as any novel!!!