Running on the Roof of the World

Running on the Roof of the World

Children's, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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Running on the Roof of the World
You MUST read this!
A truly beautiful and heartwarming story that had me captivated from the very first page. Packed full of culture, the world building in this book is exquis... READ MORE
Charlotte at Douglas
Running on the Roof of the World
Bristling narrative with lovely poetic descriptions - a gripping story
This wonderful story about two friends who flee Tibet and journey together to India to seek the help of the Dalai Lama, is a mix of snappy storytelling and... READ MORE
Holly at Exeter Roman Gate
Running on the Roof of the World
Stunning scenes, original style and a fantastic story of friendship.
I devoured this book - not a long read, but a brilliant one. One of the things I liked best about it was the description, which despite being fairly 'strip... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham
Running on the Roof of the World
Compelling for Adults and Children Alike
For me, this book is a very rare find - something that can be treasured by adults and children alike. The subject of Tibet is so difficult and delicate tha... READ MORE
AE Osborne


Join 12-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure, survival and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Filled with friendship, love and courage, this young girl's thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for children aged 9-12.

There are two words that are banned in Tibet. Two words that can get you locked in prison without a second thought. I watch the soldiers tramping away and call the words after them. 'Dalai Lama.'

Tash has to follow many rules to survive in Tibet, a country occupied by Chinese soldiers. But when a man sets himself on fire in protest and soldiers seize Tash's parents, she and her best friend Sam must break the rules. They are determined to escape Tibet - and seek the help of the Dalai Lama himself in India.

And so, with a backpack of Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks by their side, their extraordinary journey across the mountains begins.

  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • ISBN: 9781510102088
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 257g
  • Dimensions: 203 x 150 x 26 mm

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