OverviewA gripping story of one child's experience of the civil war in SyriaZafir has a comfortable life in Homs, Syria, until his father, a doctor, is arrested for helping a protester who was campaigning for revolution. While his mother heads to Damascus to try to find out where his father is being held, Zafir stays with his grandmother—until her house is bombed. With his father in prison, his mother absent, his grandmother ill and not a friend left in the city, Zafir must stay with his Uncle Ghazi. But that too becomes dangerous as the city becomes more and more besieged. Will Zafir survive long enough to be reunited with his parents?
Author BiographyPrue Mason is the author of Camel Rider and lived in the Gulf region of the Middle East for 12 years where she worked for children's newspaper Young Times. Lyn White is an editor and teacher. Her work with refugee and migrant children motivated her to create a series that spoke of their experiences, and led to the Through My Eyes series.