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The Little Hero—One Boy's Fight for Freedom: Iqbal Masih's Story

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  68 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This detailed account of the life and work of Iqbal Masih is an illustration of the plight of children who are enslaved throughout the developing world as well as a compelling biography of a singularly charismatic and intrepid child who used his small voice to tell the stories of those too frightened to speak out. Iqbal Masih was murdered at the age of thirteen, but not be ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Vision (first published 2005)
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Mi aspettavo qualcosa di più coinvolgente, invece per quanto la storia sia bella, la scrittura è troppo asettica e semplice. se fosse raccontata in prima persona dal bambino andrebbe anche bene, ma così ... in ogni caso un libro che si legge tranquillamente in una settimana, per chi ha voglia di qualcosa di poco impegnativo
Marina Zala
** Books 129 - 2014 **

memoar ini mengisahkan Iqbal Masih seorang bocah 4 tahun yang dijual orangtuanya kepada juragan karpet untuk bekerja di pabriknya. anak2 pekerja disiksa hingga bekerja tanpa kenal lelah selama lebih dari 10 jam perhari! mereka terikat dengan utang yang tidak akan lunas karena akan bertambah tinggi dengan bunga yg ada..

Sesekali jari salah seorang anak terluka parah akibat terkena alat tajam yang digunakan untuk bekerja sehingga tidak bisa melanjutkan pekerjaan, maka ajan t
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent book complete with riveting details of the lives of little children fooled and abused as bonded labourers. A story of an inspiring child who breaks through the mental shackles and is determined to fight the system and bring about change for himself and everyone else.

The book takes you right into the psyche of a 8yr old then 10 yr old then 13 yr old... and how he evolves as he is enlightened by the plight of others who are enslaved like him, after he escapes. The escapes he plans an
Roberta Dellabora
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Questo libro è uno di quegli esempi che riescono a indurre il lettore a riflettere molto sulla natura disumana dell'uomo, e in particolar modo sulla schiavitù minorile in luoghi del mondo che sembrano a noi così distanti e surreali. Eppure esistono ed Andrew Crofts è solo il portavoce di una realtà che tutt'oggi non è ancora stata del tutto sradicata.
Il fabbricante di sogni di Andrew Crofts è il testamento di due grandi persone che hanno fatto la differenza nel mondo intero
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Surprised by the way of this boy living his childhood (prob most of the children in his country) and how cruel a system could do to human rights. It's a great story of how selfless people with threats and suffering in their life are still capable of having noble intentions for other people. Must read!
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a powerful book which gave me insight to a young child's courage. It reminded me of a world that is still in need of change and support. However, it was inspiring that we all have to do our bit to make change.
Rikza Hakin
Walaupun Iqbal Masih baru berumur 13 tahun saat ia mati, ia sudah melakukan hal - hal yang belum tentu bisa dilakukan oleh orang berumur 50 tahun..
Apr 23, 2010 added it
Really sad ending :(
Fab book though
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Andrew Crofts is an author and ghostwriter. He has published more than 80 books, around a dozen of which have been number one bestsellers.

His name first became known amongst publishers for the stories he brought them by the otherwise disenfranchised. Travelling all over the world he worked with victims of enforced marriages in North Africa and the Middle East, sex workers in the Far East, orphans
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