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Golden Oak nominee, 2008
Embark on this gripping adventure!
Aram is like all the boys exiled in Greece. He has survived the Armenian genocide in Turkey and now lives in an orphanage. He can never return home. One day Aram learns that he will be one of fifty boys who will start a new life in a country called Canada. What does he know of this distant land? There is snow, lots to eat, and no war. But most important of all, Aram has heard that the trees are covered in gold. All he will have to do is pluck the gold off the branches and he will have enough money to bring his grandmother out to join him. But first he must get there.
Aram is about to embark on a long adventure. Will he find a land of endless riches, or a place he can finally call home?
A great adventure story for boys
Illustrations are historically accurate
Third title in the New Beginnings series (see below)
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