Leila is the new girl in Max’s class in rural Germany, and they soon become close friends. She has fled Syria with her family, having left her grandmother and father behind. Her most cherished object is a walnut from her grandmother’s garden. Leila is desperately sad when she loses her walnut and, in a failed attempt, sets out to return to Syria.
About the Author
Kathrin Rohmann was born in 1967. In addition to her career as an agricultural engineer, she has published stories for young readers in publications such as GECKO and Kinder-ZEIT, and for Bavarian Broadcasting. Apple Cake and Baklava is her first children’s book.
About the Publisher
Darf Publishers is a London-based independent publisher with diversity and inclusion at the heart of its work.
Established in 1981 as an English imprint for the long-standing Arab publisher Dar Fergiani which was established by the late Mohamed Bashir Fergiani in 1952 in Libya- based Arab publisher Dar Fergiani, it focussed for three decades on publishing and reprinting classical history and travel books about Middle East, Africa and Asia in English. Since 2014, Darf shifted focus to establish itself as a leading publisher in translating new emerging writers from around the world into English, including works of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.