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Inspired By The True Story Of An African Childhood Lived On The Edge Of Destitution, Award Winning Elizabeth Laird S The Garbage King Takes Readers On An Unforgettable Emotional Journey When Mamo S Mother Dies, He Is Abandoned In The Shanties Of Addis Ababa Stolen By A Child Trafficker And Sold To A Farmer, He Is Cruelly Treated Escaping Back To The City, He Meets Another, Very Different Runaway Dani Is Rich, Educated And Fleeing His Tyrannical Father Together They Join A Gang Of Homeless Street Boys Who Survive Only By Mutual Bonds Of Trust And Total Dependence On Each Other


5 thoughts on “The Garbage King

  1. says:

    Beautifully written sad child book about a group of boys on the streets of Addis A rich kid who is despised by his father runs away of fear to live with the fathers former colonel when is protective mother falls sick Another boy, born to an impecunious prostitute mother is picked up by one of her former clients when she dies Pretending to be an uncle wanting to give the boy a job the uncle ends up to be a trafficker selling him to an impoverished farmer who treats the boy inhumanly cruel After almost committing suicide he runs away and finds a truck driver who brings him back to Addis where he meets the rich boy on a cemetery while both are looking for shelter They find protection by joining a group of street children, who beg, pick up food scraps from restaurants and scavenge through garbage Each of them has to suffer from their own sad story, but by joining bound and find warmth The formerly rich kid s talent to write stories brings extra BIRR to the group of boys but also the discovery of his whereabouts by his former English teacher.Reading this while living in Addis myself puts things into perspective Although one can t help everyone and has to overlook a lot of begging and pick pocketing one still feels the harshness of their lives and shouldn t become inhuman oneself.A well written story, teaching a lot of lessons, very suitable for kids aged 10 but also adults.


  2. says:

    I recently returned from a six month stay in Ethiopia During my time there, I made friends with a man who, I later learned, is the basis for much of the character Mamo His story is very compelling, and Ms Laird did a fantastic job of re creating it in a way that portrayed many of the emotions and events in precisely the way they were described to me by Belete I did not read the book until my return to the States, and spent the entire time lost in my memories of Addis Ababa Ms Laird does a wonderful job of describing life on the streets and life in Ethiopia from the eyes of those who are there This portrayal is _very_ accurate and the writing is very accessible to readers of many levels I highly recommend this book


  3. says:

    I first found this book in a library I told the librarian he was not getting it back LOL I love it that much Its so captivating and very emotional The story stays with you long after you ve finished reading I recommend it to everyone.


  4. says:

    This book had many memorable scenes and showed such a variety of complex characters and situations I never expected the ending I couldn t put the book down and neither could my husband.


  5. says:

    I did not order this book and want it removed.