Author / Illustrator: Nadine Kaada Release Date: 23rd May 2019 Price: £7.99 Format: 205mm x 260mm Picture Book Age group: 4-8 ISBN: 978-1-911373-44-5


Lantana Publishing


Yazan no longer goes to the park to play, and he no longer sees his friend who lives next door. Everything around him is changing. His parents sit in front of the television with the news turned up LOUD and Yazan’s little red bike leans forgotten against the wall. Will he ever be able to go outside and play? An uplifting story about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict, and the strength of family love.

Key Topics

Conflict; War; Hope; Family love; Courage; Change

Key Selling Points:

  • Translated from the original Arabic
  • Based on the author’s own experience of the war in Syria #WeNeedDiverseBooks #OwnVoices
  • As featured on interviews with the author on CNN and BBC.
  • Develops empathy and understanding for children living in conflict societies and shares a message of courage and hope.
  • Beautiful and moving full-colour illustrations (original artwork)

About the creator:

Nadine Kaadan is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator from Syria now living in London. She has published many books in many countries and her mission is to encourage a reading culture in the Arab world. Nadine’s work with young refugees has captured the attention of CNN and the BBC, both of which broadcast special features on her books Tomorrow and The Jasmine Sneeze.

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