On Two Feet and Wings
Abbas Kazerooni
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Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM By Abbas Kazerooni

He is in a foreign city, he is alone, and he is just a boyClose to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends, and flee Tehran The Iran Iraq war is at its bloodiest The Ayatollahs, the rulers in Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army And if Abbas doesn t leave soon, he will have to go to war.In the strange and often frightening ciHe is in a foreign city, he is alone, and he is just a boyClose to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends, and flee Tehran The Iran Iraq war is at its bloodiest The Ayatollahs, the rulers in Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army And if Abbas doesn t leave soon, he will have to go to war.In the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas has to grow up faster than ever He has to learn difficult things how to live on his own, how to make his way around, and most importantly, how to judge who is a friend and who an enemy.Living alone for fifteen weeks in a run down hotel, Abbas finds a friend in Mourat, the owner, while he waits to get his dream visa to England Meanwhile, he has to deal with his new life and work at several jobs to make ends meet Most of all, he has to guard against being manipulated, and watch his back at all times.This is young Abbas s remarkable story of innocence and wisdom, and survival against the worst odds Like all stories, this one is often happy and sometimes sad But unlike most others, this one is true.
  • Title: On Two Feet and Wings
  • Author: Abbas Kazerooni
  • ISBN: 9789350092682
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback

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Marj Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Abbas leaves his family when he is 9 years old to escape being drafted into the army. He's alone on the streets of Istanbul, trying to survive. His journey is aided by the kindness of strangers and his innate uncanny sense of who is trustworthy and who is not. On Two Feet and Wings is the author's autobiography. It's highly accessible, harrowing enough but not too graphic, making it highly suitable for upper primary - lower secondary students. In the most graphic scenes, Abbas is beaten up, has [...]
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Tiffany Wacaser Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
As a 9-year old, Abbas Kazerooni, is sent from Iran to Turkey to try and obtain a visa to move to Britain. Staying in Iran is dangerous, with children being drafted into the war. Abbas' parents literally sacrifice everything they have to get Abbas to Turkey. From there, he has to rely on his own ingenuity and the kindness of strangers to get his visa. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I read this memoir. I couldn't help but think of my own daughter, who is about to turn 10 and how I d [...]
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Anna Davidson Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
I couldn't put this book down. What an incredibly resilient young person Abbas was! Can't wait to read the second book.
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Silanur Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
I had won this in a giveaway like a year and a half ago, but I never got around to reading it until this year for a summer assignment. I'm not really super interested in historical fiction, and there were somethings I weren't crazy about, but all in all this was a good read. :)
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Peggy Tibbetts Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Abbas Kazerooni is only 9 years old when he is forced to flee his home and family in Iran to avoid being drafted into the military as a child soldier. Alone, he boards a plane for Istanbul, Turkey, where a family friend is supposed to meet him and help him obtain a passport so he can travel to Great Britain to live with his cousin. But the “friend” cruelly abandons him at the airport and he is forced to make his own way in a foreign land. Armed with a list of Iranian-friendly hotels, detaile [...]
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Dotty Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Could I give this 8 stars and 4 tissues?!!! I had to keep reminding myself that this book is a memoir. First, the writing, the story, the emotions, the people were compellingly communicated. What courage on the part of the writer and I would love to hear more of his life storyOK TALK: You are nine years old (fourth grade). They are drafting nine year olds into the army. Your parents want to save you from military service so they put you on a plane to another country with most of their money, in [...]
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Piyali Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
An incredible story of courage, resilience and sacrifice. Abbas Kazerooni is 9 years old when his parents send him to Istanbul to avoid recruitment in the Iranian army. Iran is ruled by Ayatollah Khomeini and Abbas's father, a Shah supporter, has fallen out of favor. The only chance Abbas has to succeed in life and escape from forced recruitment is a visa to UK. 9 years old and alone, Abbas Kazerooni has to navigate Istanbul and British bureaucracy to seek a brighter and different future.
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Kat Morrison Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Amazing book written by my friend. It is hard to imagine how Abbas felt going through all of this on his own and, for me as someone who knows him it was incredible to realise how much he had experienced yet he is so grounded and one of the loveliest people you could ever hope to meet. Can't wait for the sequel which he is currently writing.
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Jacob Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
This book was my favorite book of all of the ones that I have read this year. On Two Feet and Wings is about a boy's journey to a foreign country all by himself. The story of Abbas is truly inspiring and completely interesting.
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Aly Stratton Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
I certainly enjoyed this autobiography. The author is right; it is a unique story of courage and determination of a young boy. Yet there are thousands of stories like it, tales of children on their own in search of a better opportunity for a better life
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Jeannie May Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Amazing, heartbreaking, touching, uplifting. An incredible account of a child's fight for freedom, and his parents sacrifice for this to occur. Truly compelling.
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Debra Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
This is one amazing story about survival. Abbas Kazerooni needs to leave his family and home to avoid being drafted into the military at the age of 9. Because his family is on the wrong side of politics he will most assuredly be targeted. His family sells everything they own in order for Abbas to escape to Istanbul with his mother, but at the last minute his mother is denied travel status and he must go on his own AT THE AGE OF NINE to a foreign country where he does not speak the language. His [...]
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Hanna Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Would you be prepared to leave your family to avoid war? Well, Abbas Kazerooni, from On Two Feet And Wings, was faced with that decision. An autobiography that tells a heartbreaking story of a boy from Tehran, Iran. At only ten years old he had to leave his country alone or fight in a war. Abbas’s family raised enough money to fly to Istanbul, Turkey. In this foreign city Abbas must acquire a VISA. After facing many hardships, can he find anyone in this cruel city to assist him? I loved how th [...]
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Alexandra Konopleva Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
I wouldnt like to read this book it it was not the true story.Some things in the beginning and in the middle of the book seem to be put together in the intense row of events happenning so fast after each other that you didnt really have time to unterstand the previous one. The author though gives a note in the beginning, saying it was shortened on purpose, not to make the book too big and the reader too bored.Afterword hits through. Will be looking for the next book ot the author.
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Dani Paiz Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
This was a good book, a young boy of 9 is forced to travel to Istanbul alone and figure out to survive on his own to avoid going to war. The book stayed exciting and brought to light a part of history that most people don't know or think about. To avoid conscription a nine boy had to flee Iran and figure out how to live on his own. The book shows how kind people can be and how mean they can be. This would be a good book for anyone interested in history or in stories of perseverance.
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Viltor Napechnik Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Awesome read!This book written by Abbas Kazerooni was so captivating! I could not put it down so I just read and read into the we hours of the night. An amazing book that everyone should read!
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Lorraine lepel Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
A boy's life in Turkey.A very good writing of the life of a boy in his young years. He became self-sufficient and learned responsibility at a very tender age.
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Jennifer Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
This book was fantastic, like absolutely could not stop listening to it. (I am very addicted to audio books right now) full review will be posted on TheCubicleEscapee Amazing read that is a page turner, that will make you realize how strong the human spirit can be.
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Myra L Rice Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
Abbas from Tehran to IstanbulAmazing account of an eight year old boy who lives by himself in Istanbul! This is a well written memoir of the time he spends while waiting for a visa to the UK.
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Deborah Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
I'm always hunting for solid, well-written non-fiction to promote to middle schoolers. On Two Feet and Wings is now on the top of my recommend list. It will be an easy sell, too. The main character, Abbas, is clever without being arrogant about it, brave to the point of being incautious sometimes, more fiscally responsible than many adults, and so very aware. Not that he could afford to indulge in daydreams even if he were so inclined. Abbas is a nine-year-old Iranian boy living in the diminishe [...]
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ENED536 Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
This memoir tells the story of nine-year-old Abbas, from Tehran, Iran, and the twelve weeks he spent alone in Istanbul, Turkey.Before the Iran-Iraq war, Abbas's family was very wealthy, but once the Ayatollah's regime took power, they were stripped of their wealth. Despite this, Abbas and his family live a modest but happy life in Tehran. When boys as young as nine years old are recruited into the Iranian army to fight as soldiers, Abbas's father decides to have his son and wife seek refuge in E [...]
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Rebecca Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
If you didn't know that this was a true story you would think that it was a great story, but hope that this kind of thing never happens. Well it is a true story, amazing as it is, and it is one that will stay with you long after you have read the last page.The book is set in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war, Abbas is nine years old, and when he turns ten he will be expected to become a soldier and fight. His father does not want this to happen, and so they sell everything of value they have so [...]
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Claire Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
I received this book as a First Reads giveaway.As adventures go, the one taken by Abbas Kazerooni was nothing short of amazing! Forced to flee his home in Teheran by the war with Iraq that saw his government conscripting boys as young as eight, he found himself fleeing alone when his mother was denied exit from Iran. As a child of parents who had been extremely wealthy before the Revolution that overthrew the government and set up a strict Muslim theocracy, he was accustomed to being pampered a [...]
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Katelyn Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
This book is about a boy called Abbas, a nine yaer old boy who flees to Istanbul to avoid being forced to join the Iranian army. Abbas survives on the rough streets of this rough city by his uncanny sense of who he should trust. He manages to find a good hotel - well at least without police tape all around it - and makes friends with Murat the hotels owner and Murat teaches him how to play Backgammon, Abbas becomes a very good Backgammon player and Murat decides to take advantage of that. Abbas [...]
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Kayla Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
This memoir tells the story of Abbas, a nine year old boy who faces the threat of conscription into the Iranian army during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. In order to avoid this fate, Abbas must leave Tehran for Istanbul, where he can hopefully apply for a visa to England. He makes on this journey alone; his parents are not allowed to leave the country because of their connections to the former Shah. Abbas learns to fend for himself and navigate the streets of Istanbul. Some treat him with kind [...]
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Debbie Tanner Dec 07, 2019 - 06:42 AM
I read this one as an advanced readers copy on Netgalley. It's going to be published in October. It's the story of a boy growing up in Tehran in the 1980s. His once wealthy family has sold many of their possessions to survive after the overthrow of the Shah and as Abbas' 10th birthday is coming up, his father is concerned that Abbas might be conscripted into the army. So they come up with a plan to go to Turkey where they can get to the British embassy and apply for asylum. Abbas' father can not [...]
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On Two Feet and Wings By Abbas Kazerooni He is in a foreign city, he is alone, and he is just a boyClose to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends, and flee Tehran The Iran Iraq war is at its bloodiest The Ayatollahs, the rulers in Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army And if Abbas doesn t leave soon, he will have to go to war.In the strange and often frightening ciHe is in a foreign city, he is alone, and he is just a boyClose to his tenth birthday, Abbas has to leave his parents and friends, and flee Tehran The Iran Iraq war is at its bloodiest The Ayatollahs, the rulers in Iran, have reduced the age of recruitment into the army And if Abbas doesn t leave soon, he will have to go to war.In the strange and often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas has to grow up faster than ever He has to learn difficult things how to live on his own, how to make his way around, and most importantly, how to judge who is a friend and who an enemy.Living alone for fifteen weeks in a run down hotel, Abbas finds a friend in Mourat, the owner, while he waits to get his dream visa to England Meanwhile, he has to deal with his new life and work at several jobs to make ends meet Most of all, he has to guard against being manipulated, and watch his back at all times.This is young Abbas s remarkable story of innocence and wisdom, and survival against the worst odds Like all stories, this one is often happy and sometimes sad But unlike most others, this one is true.

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