A search for treasure reveals the toxic consequences of modern life in this thrilling adventure set against the backdrop of the world's largest e-waste dump. Theo lives and works in Agbogbloshie in Ghana, a vast dumping ground for the world's broken electronics. He spends his days scouring the trash for scraps of metal to sell for cash, while dreaming of going to school and escaping this harsh life.
The money Theo makes is barely enough to pay for lessons, so when Emmanuel turns up with talk of buried treasure, Theo sees a chance to get out of Trashland. But Emmanuel's presence draws the attention of a local gang, and Theo starts to wonder if his new friend is keeping dangerous secrets ...
Author: Steve Cole
Illustrated by: Oriol Vidal
Format:Paperback / softback 128 pages, Illustrations, black and white
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Imprint: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Published:1 Jul 2021
Classifications:For reluctant readers (children), General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage)
Readership:Children / Juvenile
Dimensions:141 x 198 x 13 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom