The Pomegranate Tree
Vanessa Altin

Ages: 11-14

'As we sat in the little courtyard listening to the gunfire in the streets below us, I started to write...’

In the summer of 2014 a black plague swept across Syria, a killer cult spreading misery and murder. Sitting in the shade of the Pomegranate Tree, we meet Dilvan, a young Kurdish girl. Through the pages of her diary, we follow her quest to find her family with a determination to fight, maybe even to die - but never to surrender.

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about the author

Vanessa Altin

Vanessa Altin's first novel for children, The Pomegranate Tree, is about children affected by conflict in Syria, inspired by children she met working as a journalist. 

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