The Garbage KingBook - 2004
When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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. Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution. Dani and Mamo, and the gang of street boys that they join, have nothing and share everything. Their courage, loyalty and determination enable them to survive in the harshest of worlds.
Publisher: London : Macmillan's Children Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2003
Branch Call Number: J FIC Laird
Characteristics: 330 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm