Although Juan is a slave, a friendship develops between him and his benevolent master, the great Spanish artist Velazques, who secretly teaches him to paint.
Ten-year-old Dolphin is determined to stay with her family, no matter what, but when her sister goes to live with her newly-discovered father, sending their mother further into manic-depression, Dolphin’s life takes a turn for the better.
A young girl and her two brothers try to come to terms with their father, who feels compelled to recount his concentration camp experiences over and over again.
Offers the story of Saladin who, devastated by tales of past conquest, worked to unite his divided people in order to gain strength and put an end to the invasions from the people from western lands.
After she is orphaned, seven-year-old Kizzy, who has lived as a Romany, or Gypsy, all her life, must face a small English town’s intolerance and find herself a new home and family. Originally published as The Diddakoi.
In India, a healer invites twelve-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home many hundreds of miles away, high in the Himalayan mountains.
In the forests of Belorussia in 1942 a group of disabled Russian partisans makes its way to a medical unit while being pursued by traitorous partisans, German soldiers, and vicious dogs.
This collection of six stories by the renowned Australian author Colin Thiele is about life on the wild South Australian coast.
An exploration of the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of the former Soviet republic of Dagestan. Also written by Oksana Buranbaeva.
When a military coup occurs in the constantly war-torn fictional African country of Nagala, teenage Paul is forced to flee into the open countryside to avoid enemy soldiers who seek his life.