Running on the roof of the world by Jess Butterworth
Orion, 2017. ISBN 9781510102088
(Age: 10+) Set on the top of the world in Tibet and India we follow the adventure of Tash, a 12 year old girl who is intent on meeting the Dalai Lama, who she believes can help rescue her parents who have been arrested by Chinese soldiers. Her father publishes an underground newspaper. The brave girl escapes her hometown with her best friend, Sam, and together they set out on an epic journey through the Himalayas armed with two yaks and her Dad's backpack that contains mysterious but important papers. The pair are hoping to escaped a persecuted Tibet and cross the border into India where they will be safe.
Friendship, perseverance, overcoming adversity and never losing hope are strong themes that run throughout the book.
This book is suitable for children aged 10 and upwards and would make a perfect read aloud.