“‘A fine book, and a daring book.’ Michael Morpurgo”
About the Author
Elizabeth Laird is the author of many award-winning children’s novels. KISS THE DUST, about the experience of the Kurds, won the Children’s Book Award. JAKE’S TOWER, RED SKY IN THE MORNING and SECRET FRIENDS were all nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She knows the Middle East well, and lived in Lebanon during the war there. Her husband has written a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has collaborated with Sonia Nimr, a Palestinian writer and university lecturer who lives with her family in Ramallah, to research and write A LITTLE PIECE OF GROUND.