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Sami's Silver Lining (Lost and Found)

Magazine article School Librarian

Sami's Silver Lining (Lost and Found)

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Cassidy, Cathy

Sami's Silver Lining (Lost and Found)

Penguin, 2019, pp288, [pounds sterling]6.99 978 0 241 33448 5

Sami is a Syrian refugee, living on the outskirts of Birmingham, with his uncle and aunt who run a dry cleaning and repair shop. Sami arrived in England three years earlier having travelled across Europe alone. He had been washed ashore on the Greek island of Kos, where he became separated from his parents and his little sister, who he presumes have all drowned.

The plot follows Sami as he finds love with Lexie, another child whose life has been touched by tragedy. Lexie is the heroine of the first book in this series, called Love from Lexie. The two children belong to a group of young musicians, all of them vulnerable, but with great aspirations. The group is called 'Lost and Found' and their fairy godmother, an elderly but still glamorous artist allows the children to rehearse in an old railway carriage in the grounds of her mansion. …

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