Higher Ground


Higher Ground is a powerful anthology of 18 stories focusing on the experiences of real-life child survivors from all regions affected by the tsunami of Boxing Day 2004. Each child’s story, retold by a different well-known children’s author, is followed by a short update of the child’s progress by the aid-worker who gathered details of the story. It tells incredible tales of bravery and survival and looks at how the global aid effort has affected the children involved. An introduction explains what happened in December 2004 and a map shows the areas affected. The global aid effort is also described, explaining to readers how their charity donations have helped. Tim’s story is entitled Maya’s Story.




Tim talks about Maya’s Story and then reads the complete story.