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Broken Glass
Broken Glass

Broken Glass

  • Date Published: 2008
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Sunday Times Book of the Week
  • Shortlisted for the Rotherham Children's Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the West Sussex Children's Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the Solihull Book Award

‘Stories of survival always have a fascination for youngsters, and this one involves us irresistibly in the fate of the two memorable heroes, who do their best, with good-hearted Suresh protective of his nine-year-old brother. You cannot read it and afterwards dismiss destitute children because, as Suresh says, “everybody thinks street kids are bad”. And it reminds us of the difference that acts of kindness can make.’  The Sunday Times

Two images inspired this story.  The first was of a family – mother and several children – living on a traffic island in the middle of a busy Indian town.  The second was of street children climbing over a rubbish tip, collecting whatever they could find to eat or from which to earn money.  My story follows the lives of two young boys, who wind up on the streets of India when they are forced to leave home because of their violent father.  It’s a story of tragedy, triumph, the value of friendship and moral choices.

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