Red Leaves

by Sita Brahmachari

Reading Age: 12+

Interest level: 12+

by Sita Brahmachari

Zak's parents have recently divorced and he has moved into a new house, Aisha lives just up the road from Zak with her foster mother and Iona, known as Red, has been living on the street for sometime. A whole host of events bring this unlikely trio together, including a family who survived World War II but who cannot rest and who speak to the children through their dreams. They gradually learn that they have far more in common than they suspected. War is a theme which appears repeatedly in this book and which different view points are offered on.

Sita Brahmachari has created a beautiful tale of modern multicultural Britain. Her characters come from diverse backgrounds but are brought together by the common theme - they all feel they have been abandoned by someone they love. Although the story takes place in Britain Sita weaves in stories from across the world showing how we can all be affected by events, and more particularly conflicts, which are taking places hundreds of miles from our homes. 


Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

About the author

  • Sita Brahmachari

    Sita was born in Derby in 1966, to an Indian doctor from Kolkata and an English nurse from the Lake District. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Arts Education. Her many projects and writing commissions have been produced in theatres, universities, schools and community groups throughout Britain and America. Artichoke Hearts is her first novel for children. Sita lives and works in North London with her husband, three children and a temperamental cat.


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This book is amazing I salute you sita brahmachari its almost like my life but then thank you for having written such a wornderful and heart filled book.thank you for giving me hope in my life I've read each and every book you wrote. I adore you.salute to you;)

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28 October 2015

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