Makis and his moher Sofia escape a devastating Greek earthquake which has claimed his father’s life. North London is a ver different place – but Makis quickly wins a covetted place in the school football team. Unlike her son, Sofia, isolated by her grief and lack of English, sinks into depression. Makis has a brilliant idea to help her – using books from school he begins to teach her to read. But competing loyalites mean that sooner or later, something has to give and his hard-won reputation at school appears to be in ruins.
- ISBN: 9781847800558
- Author: Ashley, Bernard
- Published: 2011 , Frances Lincoln Children's Books
- Themes: Conflict, earthquake, football, Natural disasters, new environment, Sports
- Descriptors: Awards, England (UK), Europe, Greece, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Realistic Fiction, USBBY Outstanding International Book
- No. of pages: 144