Published by Darf in April 2018
Translated from German by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Illustrated by Franziska Harvey
“A superb, wonderful, moving children’s
book about home, homesickness, friendship
and the unknown. Highly recommended!”
Leila is the new girl in Max’s class in rural Germany, and they soon become close friends. She has fled Syria with her family, having left her grandmother and father behind. Her most cherished object is a walnut from her grandmother’s garden. Leila is desperately sad when she loses her walnut and, in a failed attempt, sets out to return to Syria.
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