There are a number of Elizabeth Laird's books on my website and it is safe to say that she is one of my favourite authors. All of her stories take you to a war zone, conflict or have some sort of real life issue within them. You have a far better understanding of the world when you have read a book of hers.
Those children lucky enough to have visited Dubai on holiday might be very interested in this alternative insight into the area. When Uncle Bilal arrives with tales of the big houses and rich playmates in Dubai, Rashid can't wait to get there. But his dreams of a better life for him and his brother are quickly dashed when they arrive - separated from his brother and forced to work as a camel jockey, he soon realises that they are little more than slaves in this dangerous world.
Longing for his family and the life he left behind in Pakistan, Rashid is determined to find his brother and escape before it's too late.
A powerful and challenging story, this title is ideal for children with an interest in social issues and the lives of others across the world.