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Ghost Boys

Shenaaz Nanji

Fifteen-year-old Munna lives with his Ma and sisters in a small town in India. Because the family is poor, he is sold to a Sheikh’s camel farm in a Gulf country. Here he must train the young camel jockeys. He must starve them so Fifteen-year-old Munna lives with his Ma and sisters in a small town in India. Because the family is poor, he is sold to a Sheikh’s camel farm in a Gulf country. Here he must train the young camel jockeys. He must starve them so that they remain light, and he must win the Gold Sword race for the Sheikh. In despair, he realizes that he is trapped and there is no escape. But with encouragement from a Canadian scientist and his spunky teenage daughter, Avra, Munna stumbles upon a discovery that will end the slavery of the camel kids.


Praise for Child of Dandelions:

"A stirring coming-of-age novel."
–Quill & Quire






Shenaaz Nanji's Child of Dandelions, a novel about the expulsion of Uganda's Asians, was shortlisted for the 2008 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. Her other books include Indian Tales, An Alien in my House!, and Treasures for Lunch. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and lives in Calgary.  
 
   

Novel
Paperback ISBN:  978-1-988449-13-5
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186 pages
Publication Date:  September 2017

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