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Saving Hanno

By Miriam Halahmy
Illustrated by Karin Littlewood

The moving story of a young German Jewish boy, sent to England for safety via the Kindertransport, who saves the life of his dog, Hanno, as war looms

Rudi is nine. His own country is no longer safe for Jewish children and he is being sent from Germany to England on the Kindertransport train. But he can't take his beloved little dog, Hanno. By a lucky chance Hanno is smuggled into England and helps Rudi to cope with life in a strange country. But as World War 2 looms, there is a chilling new threat to Hanno. How can Rudi and his new friends save their pets? Inspired by the real events of the Kindertransport and the refugee children who were sent to Britain just before war was declared.

  • Saving Hanno is about loss and hope. It tells a beautiful story, sadly still so relevant today, about how refugee children experience loss and grieve for the lives they left behind.” - Alf Dubbs, Kindertransport survivor and lifelong campaigner for refugees
  • A fictional story based on historical events in 1938-39
  • The 'great pet panic', in which around 750,000 household pets were put down, was a real event

About the author

Miriam Halahmy was a teacher and special needs educator for 25 years. She writes fiction for children and teens, as well as short stories, poetry and song lyrics. Her books have been published in America and other countries. Miriam is inspired by contemporary and historic realistic issues and events. She is a frequent speaker in schools, colleges, universities and book festivals. When she is not writing, Miriam loves to spend time with family; travel; walk in the outdoors; attend theatre; reads widely and she also paints and plays the piano in the odd spare hour. She lives in London.

About the illustrator

Karin Littlewood was born in Yorkshire and studied Graphic Design at Northumbria University before gaining an MA in Illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has illustrated many children's books, including Immi for Otter-Barry Books, and enjoys illustration workshops with children. She lives in Stoke Newington, London.

ISBN: 9781913074685
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 7, 2021
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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