New book, Saving Hanno, highlights plight of young refugees

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New book, Saving Hanno, highlights plight of young refugees

Miriam Halahmy's work inspired by real events revolves around the moving story of a young German-Jewish boy sent to England for safety. 

Children’s author Miriam Halahmy has penned a new book highlighting the plight of young refugees, which is published this week. 

Inspired by real events, Saving Hanno: A Refugee Boy and His Dog revolves around the moving story of a young German-Jewish boy sent to England for safety. 

Nine-year-old Rudi has a chance to leave Nazi Germany and make the journey to England on a Kindertransport. However, he cannot bring Hanno, his wonderful dachshund. Luckily, his family finds a way to smuggle Hanno to London. But with England on the brink of war, Hanno is still not safe. 

As a German invasion of England becomes imminent, many people decide that their family pets will suffer as well as drain their limited resources, and thousands of animals are put to sleep.

Rudi joins a group of children who commit to saving their pets and he and his new friends set out on a dangerous adventure. Will Rudi find a safe haven for Hanno? 

Saving Hanno: A Refugee Boy and His Dog by Miriam Halahmy is published by Otter-Barry Books, priced £7.99 (paperback).
Available from 27 January.


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