A K by Paul Dickerson

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Schooled in bloodshed, child guerilla Paul Kagomi journeys to the capital with his friend Jilli and his gun, AK, intent on freeing Michael, the leader of their commando squad, from prison. 15,000 first printing.

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Peter Dickinson was born and raised in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia in 1927. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He served in the British Army, and was also an assistant editor and reviewer for Punch Magazine for seventeen years. His first book was The Weathermonger. Dickinson has written several novels for adults, a television series for juveniles and many books for young people. In 1982 he was placed on the International Board of Books for Young People Honor List for Tulka, and The Iron Lion was selected one of New York Times Notable Books. In 1989 he won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Eva.
Published May 1, 1992 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 229 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Education & Reference, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Paul, 12, remembers no other life than his nomadic existence as a Warrior--a junior member of a guerilla band fighting a civil war against the corrupt government of Nagala, a fictional African nation.

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Descended from two renowned national heroes of Varina (a tiny, fictional Eastern European country), English-born Letta remains largely uninvolved with Varina's culture, until the dissolution of the Eastern bloc raises the possibility of Varina's reunification.

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