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Liz Lofthouse was born in Perth, WA, and lived there with her husband and their two daughters. After becoming a primary school teacher, Liz also worked in a volunteer capacity with local refugees. She was inspired to write Ziba Came on a Boat after hearing stories told by people from the Hazara community – refugees from Afghanistan who now live in Perth. Liz passed away from melanoma in 2018.


Ziba Came on a Boat Liz Lofthouse, Robert Ingpen

Based on real events, this is the moving story of a little refugee girl's brave journey across the sea to make a new life, far from home. This lyrical story is accompanied by stunning illustrations by the acclaimed Robert Ingpen.

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