Lost Riders by Elizabeth Laird
Rashid’s young uncle convinces his widowed mother that her little boys will have a better life overseas. Unfornatuatly he doesn’t realise until it is too late that the boys are being taken to work as jockeys in the lucrative camel racing business. Separated, starving and exhausted they
are forced to into the grueling life of jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. They have no choice but to work hard and hope things will improve.
This engaging story about children in harsh conditions with greedy adults who take advantage of them. Many not nice things happen to the boys but there is enough kindness smattered
throughout the books that hope is not lost.
This book will appeal to younger readers (8+) who like a ‘real’ story.