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On two feet and wings : one boy's amazing story of survival / Abbas Kazerooni.

By: Kazerooni, Abbas, 1978- [author.].
Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. : Allen and Unwin, 2012Description: 253 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781743311059 (pbk.).Subject(s): Refugee children -- Iran -- Biography | Iranians -- Foreign countries -- Biography | Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 -- Children -- Biography | Iran -- History -- 1979-1997 | Kazerooni, Abbas, 1978-DDC classification: 955.0542092 Summary: Close to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends to escape Tehran. The Iran-Iraq War is at its bloodiest. The ayatollahs, the rulers of Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army. If Abbas doesn't leave soon, he will have to go to war. In the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas has to grow up fast. Living alone for twelve weeks in a rundown hotel, he has to learn to live by his wits, and watch his back. Will he ever get his dream visa to England?
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This amazing true story of a boy fleeing Tehran on his own during the Iran-Iraq War provides a powerful child's-eye view of political tumult, separation, survival, dreams and triumphs in a moving memoir that chronicles extraordinary times in an ordinary boy's life.

Close to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends to escape Tehran. The Iran-Iraq War is at its bloodiest. The ayatollahs, the rulers of Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army. If Abbas doesn't leave soon, he will have to go to war. In the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas has to grow up fast. Living alone for twelve weeks in a rundown hotel, he has to learn to live by his wits, and watch his back. Will he ever get his dream visa to England?

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