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Running on the Roof of the World

Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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A story of adventure, survival, courage, and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India.

In this contemporary story, Tash lives in Tibet, where as a practicing Buddhist she must follow many rules to avoid the wrath of the occupying Chinese soldiers. Lately, things have been relatively peaceful, as long as Tash and her family hide their religion and don't mention its leader, the Dalai Lama.

The quiet is ruptured when a man publicly sets himself on fire in protest. Soldiers break into Tash's house and seize her parents. She narrowly escapes, and soon she and her best friend, Sam, along with two borrowed yaks, flee across the mountains, where they face blizzards, hunger, a treacherous landscape, and the threat of discovery and capture. It's a long, dangerous trip to the Indian border and safety - and not every member of the group will survive.

This addictive high adventure introduces young listeners to a fascinating part of the world and the threat to its people's religious freedom. Running on the Roof of the World will appeal to fans of such topical survival adventure stories as A Long Walk to Water and Never Fall Down.

©2018 Jess Butterworth (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Captivating

This book is so captivating. From every twist in the plot and unexpected event, it holds your attention. You get to know the characters and feel so deeply their emotions. This is an incredible book and detailed history of the real things that are happening in Tibet. Those hard parts, that get forgotten about by Western cultures. This book is just incredible and we found ourselves drive just another ten minutes while listening as we just didn't want to turn it off.