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.

Find out more:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/vanessa-altin-tackles-isis-in-the-pomegranate-tree-a-moving-novel-about-the-syrian-war-for-young-a6917696.html

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/21/pomegranate-tree-vanessa-altin-child-view-wartorn-syria

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/vanessa-altin/my-big-fat-kurdish-crisis_b_9369200.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/gallery/isis-refugees-in-turkey-4462196

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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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