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Girl on a Plane

By Miriam Moss

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Based on incredible events from the author's own life, this is the story of a plane hijacking, told from the point of view of a fifteen-year-old hostage.

Jordan, 1970. After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school alone. But her plane never makes it home. Anna’s flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas. They land the plane in the Jordanian desert, switch off the engines and issue their demands. If these are not met within three days, they will blow up the plane, killing all the hostages. The heat on board becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. Anna begins to face the possibility she may never see her family again. Time is running out . . . Based on true events, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror, of courage and resilience.

  • Based on amazing events that the author experienced first-hand, Girl on a Plane is authentic, thrilling and all-too believable
  • Press and media tour has focused on Miriam's real life experiences. Has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, World Service, BBC TV South East and numerous local stations as well as an interview in the Sunday Times.
  • Published to coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary of the Dawson's Field hijackings in September 1970

About the author

Miriam Moss grew up in Africa, China and the Middle East, but was born in England. She is the award-winning Author Biography of over seventy childrens books. She now lives in East Sussex. http://www.miriammoss.com

ISBN: 9781783443314
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 3, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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