Safiyyah's War

Safiyyah's War

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 06/07/2023
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Safiyyah's War
A New Favourite!
This book is written absolutely beautifully, the style, the narration, the details and the atmosphere are just so perfect! It is a truly important story t... READ MORE
Nora - Trafalgar Square
Safiyyah's War
One of the best children’s books I’ve read in 2023 so far!
Equal parts exciting, emotional and educational, Saffiyah’s War is undoubtedly one of the best children’s books I’ve read so far in 2023. This is a story I... READ MORE
Kate at Chichester Waterstones
Safiyyah's War
An important story brought magnificently to light
Loved this so much!! Middle grade is such a great way to introduce difficult topics in an accessible way, and this book handled that perfectly. On the slig... READ MORE


War comes to the streets of Paris and Safiyyah's life changes for ever. Her best friend's family have fled, and the bombing makes her afraid to leave the mosque where she lives. But when her father is arrested by the Nazis for his secret Resistance work, it falls to Safiyyah to run the dangerous errands around the city. It's not long before hundreds of persecuted Jews seek sanctuary at the mosque. Can Safiyyah find the courage to enter the treacherous catacombs under Paris and lead the Jews to safety?

  • Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781839133138
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 268g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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Safiyyah's War
A powerful and essential read for young and old - a hidden piece of history
Hiba Noor Khan has written an incredibly moving and powerful story about a part of recent history that is truly unknown to most of us . In a world of islam... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
Safiyyah's War
Stunning, powerful, devastating yet hopeful, reads like a classic
I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy to review, & I absolutely ADORED IT! This is an important, beautifully told adventure bringing a forgotten momen... READ MORE
Safiyyah's War
Historical novel, a story I hadn't heard, amazing people
I really liked the sound of this book. I enjoy historical novels and this was something I really knew nothing about. I ended up dreaming about what might ... READ MORE
T Lander
Safiyyah's War
A fantastic book for older kids. Reads like a modern classic!
My eleven-year-old loved this book so much that I wanted to read it too. She said it was the best book she's ever read and finished it in two days flat. I... READ MORE
Chris Wilson
Safiyyah's War
Must read for everyone
I openly, and honestly admit that I’d never even heard of the Paris mosques, taking in the Jews fleeing the Nazis or their work with the resistance, or the... READ MORE
Tara Keating
Safiyyah's War
A brilliant kids historical fiction!
A brilliant kids historical fiction set in Paris during the Nazi occupation - a time period I am fascinated by and have done a lot of research in, as has t... READ MORE
Kim Duffy
Safiyyah's War
Beautiful important story that needs to read and shared
I openly, and honestly admit that I’d never even heard of the Paris mosques, taking in the Jews fleeing the Nazis or their work with the resistance, or the... READ MORE
Tara Keating
Safiyyah's War
An incredible WW2 story based on true events of a Parisian Muslim community saving Jews from the holocaust
'Shoah' is the Hebrew for the word 'catastrophe', and the term used by Jews for the 'Holocaust' (itself the Greek word for 'sacrifice by fire') that took p... READ MORE
The Kids Books Curator
Safiyyah's War
Broadly based on actual events, the author has brought to life a part of recent history that, not largely known, saw a community of heroic and compassionat... READ MORE
Felicity Grace Terry
Safiyyah's War
Fascinating, tense and hopeful
I’ve seen Safiyyah’s War popping up all over and it certainly deserves all of the attention it’s getting. It deals with a terrible time in history in a... READ MORE
Nicola G