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No Ballet Shoes in Syria

“Wise and kind and unputdownable.”

– Hilary McKay, Costa Book Prize-winning author of The Skylarks’ War

“A perfect balance of tragedy and triumph.”

– Natasha Farrant, author of The Children of Castle Rock

“A moving story about one of the big issues of our time, told with wonderful clarity, and incredibly touching.”

– Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo

“It’s both heartbreaking and heart-mending, with such sweet characters.”

– Carlie Sorosiak, author of I, Cosmo

“Heart warming excellence… it is important to have these issues highlighted to children in a sensitive manner, this book does exactly that.”

– Independent Book Reviews (blog)

“An emotional, beautifully written tale.”

– Sue and Pakka (blog)

“It made me cry, and it made me smile, and it feels like one of those quietly classic stories that British children’s literature does so utterly well … It’s honest, kind, heartbreaking and really rather utterly lovely.”

– Did You Ever Stop To Think (blog)

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