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by Peter Dickinson

  • ISBN: 0440218977
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: Peter Dickinson
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Other formats: mbr doc azw lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf (December 1, 1993)
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  • Rating: 4.2
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AK by Peter Dickinson - book cover, description, publication history.

AK by Peter Dickinson - book cover, description, publication history. May 2015 : USA Paperback.

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Publisher Information. The Laurel-Leaf imprint also features the Readers Circle publishing program, and was the first YA imprint to offer exclusive author interviews and discussion questions in selected titles

Publisher Information. Imprint of Random House Books For Young Readers). The Laurel-Leaf imprint also features the Readers Circle publishing program, and was the first YA imprint to offer exclusive author interviews and discussion questions in selected titles. These titles are easily recognizable by the Readers Circle logo on the front cover and spine.

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AK (Laurel-Leaf Books). Published December 1, 1993 by Laurel Leaf. Published December 1, 1993 by Laurel Leaf About the Book. When a military coup occurs in the constantly war-torn African country of Nagala, teenage Paul is forced to flee into the open countryside to avoid enemy soldiers who seek his life.

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Peter Dickinson was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia on December 16, 1927

Peter Dickinson was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia on December 16, 1927. He served in the British Army before receiving a . in English literature from King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He has won several awards including the Boston Globe Horn Book Award in 1989 for Eva, the Carnegie Medal in 1979 for Tulku and in 1980 for City of Gold, the Whitbread Children's Prize for Tulku, and the Crime Writer's Golden Dagger for Skin Deep in 1968 and A Pride of Heroes in 1969. In 2009, he was awarded the OBE for services to literature.

Paul Kagomi is a child guerrilla, orphaned by war  in Africa and schooled in bloodshed, who places  his trust in his AK, his gun. He can't remember his  village, destroyed long ago, or his family. He  has only Michael, his "uncle," leader of  their commando unit, who trained  him to fight as a fierce, proud  warrior.With the promise of peace, Michael becomes a  member of the government in the capital, and Paul  buries the AK and is sent to school. But the  peace does not last, and Paul and his friend  Jilli set out to find his faithful gun  again.They may be children, but  they are warriors too.
Reviews about AK (Laurel-Leaf Books) (7):
Very glad to be able to get hold of this book finally -- another extraordinary work from one of the very finest writers for young adults. Dickinson has a special, intimate sense of the African landscape and people, having been born and raised to school age there (I also recommend his prehistoric African narrative "The Kin," a rare masterpiece), and his infallible gift for finding the heart of the individual human in the big historical issues is in full force here. This is a great book for middle school reading and discussion -- this narrative of loyalty and loss surrounding one of the world's thousands of child soldiers also features a pair of alternative endings that in lesser hands would have been didactic and even preachy, but here makes a rich source for classroom debate, and above all tells the truth with no fuss or artifice: who can know how the tale will end, or whether it ever will? Just a ripping good story with a heart the size of the beautiful, terrifying world that made it.
Like many of Peter Dickinson's young adult novels, I've read this multiple times. I've also assigned it to students (high school and junior high) in my history and political science classes. It's as fun as a classic kids' adventure book, with an intelligent, sympathetic narrator, and provides insights into the complexities of post-colonial struggles.
This is an awesome book. It is full of violence, but the most harrowing thing about it is that, although it takes place in the made-up country of Nagaland, it has many paralells with historical truth and with the present-day situation. I first read this book 5 or so years ago. I am now in college, and the more I learn about colonization and contemporary Africa, the truer AK seems. There really are child-soldiers like Paul Kagomi. More importantly, this book is well written. You will find yourself cheering for Paul and Jilli. The characterization and plotting are excellent, and while the book is sad in some respects, it is realistic and not dissapointing. The dual endings show the best and worst possible outcomes to Paul and Nagaland's situaltion, and while the best is uplifting, the worst is absolutely chilling. This amazing book NEEDS to go back into print! Track it down anyway.
This is a distrubing story - moreso because of the authentic voices found within it. Peter Dickinson writes books that make you think. He will never be the most popular author but he is one you should definitely read.

This story follows a young boy soldier in the African bush. When peace comes it seems he can live a normal life, putting soldiering away as neatly as his childhood had already been put away. But nothing stays the same for long, and conflict is never far away.
I enjoyed reading this book, when I could under stand it. The main charcter is Paul Kindom. This book is about an army [Deathsingers], trying to take over Dugoum,Nagala, but some gangs in Dugoum they try to get to get to together a big group to take and try to defeat the deathsingers [they do]. They also free Paul's so called dad Micheal Kindom. I would not recommend this book to a kid under 13 like me because there are to many names and different languges.
What is unique about this novel is the portrayal of life on the African continent in one of these unstable countries. Governments that are here today are gone tomorrow, and adults reading this book will find it educational more so than Young Adults because of this element. However, it is an excellent tale for Young Adults in terms of action and adventure for it places a young boy into very adult minded situations. Books that force their adolescent main characters into adult situations are always popular, and this one is no different. It is not surprising that this novel won an award. It conjures up images for the reader of Lord of the Flies, and other similar novels. It is an excellent addition to any YA section.
I did not read the book, but that's not an AK on the cover

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