Open your eyes. We will not hurt you.' The boy quietens; his eyes open. 'Where are you from?' The boy stares at them both; then says, 'Who will you tell?' Shahana lives alone with her young brother in the shadow of the Line of Control, the border patrolled by Pakistani and Indian soldiers that divides Kashmir in two. Life is hard, but Shahana ekes out a living with her beautiful embroidery. Then she finds a boy lying unconscious near the border. Zahid is from across the Line of Control, and Shahana takes a terrible risk by sheltering him. But how can she give Zahid up to the authorities when she knows he'll be imprisoned - or worse? An unforgettable novel about one young girl in war - torn Kashmir.
Master storyteller Rosanne Hawke effortlessly interweaves ancient Mughal history and settings, fables and traditional story threads to bring to life a magical fantasy. Told over two books – the second book, The Leopard Princess out in October 2016. Daughter of Nomads contains a sample chapter from The Leopard Princess.First Moon of Summer, 1662: Fourteen-year-old Jahani lives peacefully in the village of Sherwan. But havoc is brewing in the Mughal Empire with tyrants and war lords burning villages in their quest to rule the northern kingdoms.After an assassin strikes in a bazaar, Jahani discovers her life is not as it seems. Before long, she is fleeing with her mysterious protector Azhar.Will their journey to the Qurraqoram Mountains lead Jahani to danger or to her destiny?
A beautifully written story of survival and hope set in Pakistan from award-winning Australian author Rosanne Hawke. 'Jehan closed his eyes to pray, then opened them again. It wasn’t a dream. The water was still there – the biggest flood he had seen in his life.' For nine-year-old Jehan, life in Pakistan is just as it should be. He attends school, plays cricket with his little brother and fetches water for his family. But when the monsoon unleashes a catastrophic flood, Jehan is swept away from his village and becomes trapped in a tree. Jehan stays alive by rescuing things from the floodwater, but as the days pass with no sign of help, Jehan starts to despair. Will he ever see his family again? Then Jehan rescues a dog and he is no longer alone. But why does the dog keep swimming away? Where is she going? Eventually, Jehan must follow the lost dog into the floodwater. But will the dog’s quest lead them to safety? Or to more danger? Sensitively told, this important story brings home the horrific reality of natural disasters on the lives of children, families and communities around the world, but celebrates need for hope, kindness and resilience that these situations inspire in their aftermath.
Fourteen-year-old Razaq Khan lives in the Pakistani tribal area of Kala Dhaka, Black Mountain. When an earthquake devastates his family home, Razaq's dying father tells him to travel to his uncle Javaid. A man preying on orphans lures Razaq to the city with the promise of finding his uncle, but it is not long before Razaq realizes he has not been helped at all, he has been sold into slavery. Losing hope while in captivity, Razaq meets Tahira, a young girl suffering just like him. Razaq feels a surge of something newûlove. Author Rosanne Hawke delivers a heart-wrenching story about friendship and sacrifice and the power of the human spirit, a mountain wolf's spirit, to overcome sexual exploitation, the most harrowing of circumstances.
Illusions Fifteen- year- old Chance thought he'd seen it all. He'd been to war, his best friend's a psychic, and he's constantly being attacked by the Intimate Illusions- hypnotized zombies caught between life and death that can't seem to be released. To cap it all off, he and his brother's own powers seem to be acting up, his hometown's been cut off from the rest of the Kingdom of Frost, and his father's missing. Things can't get much worse, right? Wrong. Mysteries The Illusions have been coming in droves. After a storm hits the island, an onslaught of them attack, leaving Chance and his friends questioning whether rumors of a traitor are true. Chance begins doubting everything... And when the storm washes a mysterious girl named Alix who wields a strange gem called a Wishing Shard ashore, Chance has more questions than ever. Alix When Illusions once again attack, kidnapping his best friend and destroying his home, Chance has no choice but to accompany the only person with answers- Alix- to Mainland Frost. There, mysteries unfold, secrets are made, and promises are broken. Can Chance trust anyone... even himself?
Audrey Stevenson is a ten-year-old girl just trying to get through school. The Spring Fling is coming up, but who will ask this spunky fourth grader? In the process of preparing for the Spring Fling, will Audrey's friendship with bff Kate Pater last or be destroyed? As the suspense builds, will friends Andre and Nate help Audrey clear the air or just make things worse? Find out with Audrey in The Girl with the Blue Hair "The Spring in' Fling."