Naveed

Naveed By John Heffernan, Naveed A heartfelt story of a teenage boy living in the conflict zone of Afghanistan DescriptionThe explosion jolts him awake He sits up gasping for air heart thumping Was the blast real Perhaps it had onl
  • Title: Naveed
  • Author: John Heffernan
  • ISBN: 9781743312483
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Naveed By John Heffernan, A heartfelt story of a teenage boy living in the conflict zone of Afghanistan.DescriptionThe explosion jolts him awake He sits up, gasping for air, heart thumping.Was the blast real Perhaps it had only happened in his head, a bad dream Demons of the dark, his father had called them Push them away They ll only poison your thoughts Seek the light and they can t hurt yA heartfelt story of a teenage boy living in the conflict zone of Afghanistan.DescriptionThe explosion jolts him awake He sits up, gasping for air, heart thumping.Was the blast real Perhaps it had only happened in his head, a bad dream Demons of the dark, his father had called them Push them away They ll only poison your thoughts Seek the light and they can t hurt you Naveed is sick of war of the foreign powers and the Taliban, the warlords and the drug barons that together have torn Afghanistan apart He s had to grow up quickly to take care of his widowed mother and little sister, making what little money he can doing odd jobs and selling at the markets When he adopts Nasera, a street dog with extraordinary abilities, he has a chance to help rebuild his country But will a new friend s betrayal crush his dreams of peace forever From the winter of war comes the spring of hope Naveed brings a human face to a war we have heard so much about John Heffernan has allowed us an important glimpse into the world of an Afghan child and an insight into the complexity and beauty of the Afghan people In Naveed, we have a name for the thousands of Afghan children who are suffering through this terrible war Through his optimism, we are offered hope Neil Grant, author of The Ink Bridge
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    About "John Heffernan"

    1. John Heffernan

      John Heffernan lives on a farm at the end of a dirt road The farm is nestled in a beautiful little valley at the edge of the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales John s early training as a teacher has been invaluable in both his writing and in establishing a relationship with young readers.John has written than thirty books for older readers and younger readers, on a range of subjects, in a range of styles and genres Picture books, chapter books, YA novels, reality to fantasy he likes to dabble in them all

    204 thoughts on “Naveed”

    1. Read for readers cup Some distressing realities about the war in Afghanistan, but some uplifting hope as well.Naveed is an optimistic, resilient young man, and we see the guiding light that is his father continue to shape his thoughts and moral code from beyond the grave.I loved the characterisation of Naveed s younger sister Noosh, and the dogs are heroic and loyal.Towards the end, the tension really ramps up, and I was holding my breath hoping it all worked out.


    2. Naveed offers two unique perspectives that, as an American, I don t often get to see An Australian solider and a young Afghan boy Naveed may be a child but his struggles are anything but small Naveed s mother relies on him to provide for the family and Naveed works hard to do so He also provides for his younger sister who, due to a bomb, has lost her legs Naveed carries a heavy load of responsibilities but it s clear that he carries them with love Naveed s love for his family is beautiful He has [...]


    3. Naveed is another great addition to the Though My Eyes series about children growing up in war zones, this one being set in Afghanistan Naveed is 14 years old and the main provider for his family himself, his mother and a sister who has lost her legs in a land mine accident One day he finds a stray dog who decides to belong to him, and the two of them form an incredible bond When Naveed and his dog are spotted by and Australian soldier who is also a bomb dog trainer his life opens up to new poss [...]


    4. I really enjoyed John Heffernan s novel for middle school Naveed Through my Eyes, a story of a boy in Afghanistan as the US soldiers are leaving He finds a dog and meets Jake, an Australian soldier who shows him how to train the dog to find explosives Heffernan has shown aspects of daily life, the difficulties of living in a war zone as a child, the corruption and hate of the Americans His sister Anoosha is a strong character who drives much of the plot This is an excellent edition to the Throug [...]


    5. This book was really great and really heartfelt Having an insight on what life is really like a country full of war, really opened my eyes to life outside of Australia You want to feel sorry for every character, but you just realise everyone is in the same boat, and no ones struggle is harder than another s Naveed is such a powerful character and really helps to put things into perspective His courage and bravery saved his family, and probably a lot of his country.This book really taught me to n [...]


    6. This battle for survival takes place against a background of thriving warlords and drug dealers, the Taliban, and others that seek to become wealthy off the back of the poor.Naveed s father was killed by a suicide bomber He is now the man of the family His sister Anoosheh is without legs due to a hidden mine, but is a happy, confident child Survival is the goal of each day for the two children and their mother The story follows their daily life and fight for survival against all odds.John Heffer [...]


    7. Part of a series about conflict around the world through the eyes of young people This one is set in Afghanistan showing the complexity of the situation through the eyes of Naveed and his family as well as the perception of the locals suspicious of those who supposedly come to help.Naveed finds a world of hope away from the streets where he gets beaten by gangs and away from the clutches of their greedy landlord.


    8. A straightforward narrative that will introduce readers to some of the issues and dilemmas of young people living in conflict zones Most of the books in this series also have teaching resources making them a viable choice for classroom reading.


    9. Interesting and engaging look at life in Afghanistan around the time foreign troops start to pull out Some parts are totally unbelievable of course, but, then again, it IS fiction Certainly thought provoking.



    10. Brilliant series with excellent teacher s notes This would be appropriate for any upper primary students Others in the series may be better for Year 7 and above.



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