Features stories by: Judy Allen, Neil Arksey, Elizabeth Arnold, Bernard Ashley, Stephanie Baudet, Tim Bowler, Eoin Colfer, Gillian Cross, Narinder Dhami, Malachy Doyle, John Fardell, Alan Gibbons, Nick Gifford, Cliff McNish and Steve Voake. The forward is written by Michel Morpurgo and the cover illustration is by Michael Foreman.
A powerful anthology of 15 stories about the real-life experiences of children from all the regions affected by the tsunami of Boxing Day 2004. Each child's story, retold by a different well-known children's author, is followed by a short update of the child's progress by an aid-worker.
The book is positive, inspirational, and forward-looking. It tells incredible stories of bravery and survival and looks at how the global aid effort has affected the children involved.
An introduction explains what happened in December 2004 and a map shows the areas affected. The aid effort is also described, explaining to readers how their charity donations have helped.
Featuring many of today's best-known authors: Michael Morpurgo (introduction), Eoin Colfer, Gillian Cross, Melvin Burgess, Alan Gibbons, G P Taylor, Michael Foreman, Malachy Doyle, Tim Bowler, Cliff McNish, Neil Arksey, John Fardell, Judy Allan, Narinder Dhami, Stephanie Baudet, Bernard Ashley, Nick Gifford, Elizabeth Arnold and Steve Volk. Most of the authors featured will be available for publicity appearances and interviews.