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When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11 year-old Salva is separated from his family. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his companions castaways on a remote island, 14 year-old Manjiro learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese to set foot in the US.
Madras 1910: Poesy and Tilly are caught up in a scandal that will change their lives forever. India Dark is a story of things kept secret, of conflicting wills and desires, set against the heat and dust of the lost empire.
Story of a faithful dog in Tokyo who met his master at the train station every day and continued to wait for him for ten years after his master's death.
When pickpocket Danny accidentally bids for Maharajah the elephant at an Edinburgh auction, he's swept up on an unforgettable journey.
Set in pre-Second World War and occupied France, The Tin Snail is the story of the invention of the Citroen 2CV car - the first car to be affordable to the ordinary person.
It's 1953, in Napier, and Peter Cotterill starts the year writing in a journal given to him by his Great Aunt. We follow him through a year of many changes and to Auckland by train on Christmas Eve, a journey that he will never forget.
Based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive throughout the war in the Nazi-occupied Polish countryside.
An orphaned Syrian brown bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II and serves for five years as their mischievous mascot in Iran and Italy. Based on a true story.
Based on the true story of the Pook family in the early 1920s living in a remote area of the Kaipara Harbour. Tom and his younger sister are left in charge and must complete all the daily tasks as well as take care of their younger siblings.
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