Saving Hanno

Author(s): Miriam Halahmy

Real Life | Refugees / Migration

The moving story of a young German Jewish boy, sent to England for safety via the Kindertransport, who saves the life of his dog, Hanno, as war looms

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? Inspired by the real events of the Kindertransport and the refugee children who were sent to Britain just before war was declared.


“Saving Hanno is about loss and hope. It tells a beautiful story, sadly still so relevant today, about how refugee children experience loss and grieve for the lives they left behind.” - Alf Dubbs, Kindertransport survivor and lifelong campaigner for refugees

A fictional story based on historical events in 1938-39

The 'great pet panic', in which around 750,000 household pets were put down, was a real event


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General Fields

  • : 9781913074685
  • : Otter-Barry Books
  • : Otter-Barry Books Ltd
  • : April 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 128
  • : Karin Littlewood
  • : Paperback
  • : Miriam Halahmy