Seven Million Sunflowers
by Malcolm Duffy
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Pub Date 01 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 08 Feb 2024
Head of Zeus, Zephyr
Escaping war is only half the battle as the Kovalenko family swap Ukrainian dangers for life with a British family.
15-year-old Kateryno and her family live in Kharkiv. Their lives are shattered when on February 24th 2022 the Russian army invades. Their apartment block is struck by a missile. After weeks living in their basement, Kateryno, her mother, and brother, decide to leave, joining seven million Ukrainian refugees. They come to England and meet their host family, the Hawkins. But their new beginning brings a whole new set of problems.
Praise for Malcolm Duffy:
'A grippingly unfolding domestic drama... the book’s two engaging narrators learn and teach the value of empathy with others.' Sunday Times on Read Between the Lies, a Children's Book of the Week
'This story about homelessness is truthful and compelling, and Duffy has a talent forimparting serious ideas entertainingly.' Sunday Times on Sofa Surfer, a Children's Book of the Week
'Well-paced and highly engaging, readers will be surprised by more than one satisfying twist.' BookTrust on Read Between the Lies, a Book of the Month
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