"Per celebrare i 25 anni della Convenzione Internazionale sui Diritti dell'Infanzia. Abbas ha nove anni ed è iraniano: i suoi genitori, per evitare che sia reclutato dall'esercito tra i bambini-soldato, decidono che lui e la mamma partiranno per Istanbul e poi per Londra. All'aeroporto, però, la mamma viene fermata. Abbas dovrà partire da solo. Inizia così l'avventura di un bambino che deve diventare adulto in poche ore di volo: arrivato a Istanbul, Abbas dovrà trovare un albergo, raggiungere l'ambasciata, ottenere il visto. E aspettare. Tutto ciò senza conoscere la lingua e avendo con sé pochissimo denaro. Ma Abbas è sveglio e coraggioso, e soprattutto è bravo a farsi nuovi amici: tra tassisti, proprietari di alberghi, gioiellieri e consoli di ambasciate, il bambino riesce a costruirsi una sorta di famiglia e a cavarsela. Fino alla partenza per Londra... Un libro che fa stare bene, che infonde coraggio ed energia positiva. Una storia vera che lascia senza parole."
- ISBN: 8867157337
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 264
- Data di uscita: 22-05-2014
As a 9-year old, Abbas Kazerooni, is sent from Iran to Turkey to try and obtain a visa to move to Britain. Staying in Iran is dangerous, with children being drafted into the war. Abbas' parents literally sacrifice everything they have to get Abbas to Turkey. From there, he has to rely on his own ing Leggi tutto
Abbas leaves his family when he is 9 years old to escape being drafted into the army. He's alone on the streets of Istanbul, trying to survive. His journey is aided by the kindness of strangers and his innate uncanny sense of who is trustworthy and who is not. On Two Feet and Wings is the author's a Leggi tutto
This was a captivating story, but the extent of the nine-year old's recall is so likely that I found this undermined my enjoyment of the book.
I couldn't put this book down. What an incredibly resilient young person Abbas was! Can't wait to read the second book.
Excellent narration by the author. Can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this even though it is a difficult story to hear. As a parent it’s frightening to think about but at the same time one is spellbound by the events that take place and proud of how 9/10 year old Abbas handles them; I wanted to cra Leggi tutto
I won't recount the entire book. But this was a sweet story of a young boy who flees Iran to Turkey. He is 10 years old and is extremely lucky to meet a string of friendly and helpful people during his journey. It's almost unbelievable how fortunate he was. He is smart and keeps his wits about him. T Leggi tutto
I had won this in a giveaway like a year and a half ago, but I never got around to reading it until this year for a summer assignment. I'm not really super interested in historical fiction, and there were somethings I weren't crazy about, but all in all this was a good read. :)
10 word summary: With savvy courage, Abbas conquers challenges no child should face. #Iwanttohughim #hispoormother #kindnessofstrangers 🦔🦔🦔🦔🦔 If you don't rave about this book, I shall to look at you with concern and suspicion.
This is an interesting true story about a 9-year old who fled from Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war. The writing isn't brilliant, but the story has its own kind of value. Book 217 read in 2018 Pages: 256
'On Two Feet and Wings' is the partially autobiographical account of how Abbas Kazerooni left his home and family in Tehran, fled to Istanbul and sought asylum in the UK. It’s not the first book to look at such a challenging journey but this one is different because the asylum seeker was just 9 year Leggi tutto
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