Author(s): Sally Grindley
We hadn't always lived on an island ...why would anyone dream of such a thing if they had a house with its own path and a gate at the end of it? When Suresh and Sandeep run away from home to escape their abusive and bullying father, they do so with the hope that they are going to find something better. However, soon Sandeep and Suresh find themselves working to collect rubbish (broken glass) in the big city - and their new home is a traffic island in the middle of a busy road. Is this their future forever, or can the brothers change their fates to something much more hopeful?
A touching sibling relationship set against extraordinary circumstances as two brothers find themselves on the wrong side of fate. Proofs available. Like the author's Smarties prize-winning Spilled Water, this is incredibly well-researched, and provides the reader with a startlingly clear picture of life on the streets.
Sally Grindley lives in Cheltenham and has long been known as a writer of wonderful picture books for young readers. With Bloomsbury she has achieved recognition as a writer of powerful and gripping novels for older readers. This is Sally's fifth novel for Bloomsbury. Spilled Water won a Smarties Gold Medal as well as other regional awards such as the Lincolnshire Young People's Award.