Two girls, from very different places, are brought together in a tale of loss, courage and family.
Abela has lost everything, and now she must leave her home in Tanzania and flee to Britain.
Rosa's struggling to cope with her mum's wish to adopt a child.
When they are brought together, will Abela and Rosa ever be able to love one another like sisters?
From the Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty, The Girl Who Saw Lions is a powerful and moving story, inspired by the author's visit to Africa.
"An involving, moving and, above all, relevant novel that ought to be in every school library in the land and put into the hands of as many children as possible"
"Excellent . . . what could be an unbearably sad tale is made compulsively readable by a writer of grace and skill"
"A very moving book and highly recommended"
"The strength of the story is the author's empathy with all her characters, and her skill in engaging the reader with their feelings"
"Well-written, with very real characters, this latest Doherty title is a heart-breaking yet ultimately hopeful examination of HIV/Aids, child trafficking and adoption"