ACHUKA Book of the Day 23 Mar 2021
Inspired by the real events of the Kindertransport and the refugee children who came to Britain just before war was declared. [First published in US, 2019]
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?
It is ten years since the author’s first YA novel, HIDDEN, was published. Since then she has published five YA novels, three MG novels, short fiction and stories for anthologies. She has been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Hidden, her debut novel, was adapted for the stage and The Emergency Zoo has been optioned for a TV series. Always Here For You , set in Brighton, is her most recent YA novel.