The Little War Cat by Hiba Noor Khan and Laura Chamberlain
By Hiba Noor Khan, Illustrated by Laura Chamberlain
The Little War Cat follows the story of a little grey cat who is caught up in the BANGS and CRASHES of the humans in boots, who have changed the city of Aleppo she knew so well into one that's harder to recognize.
She is roaming the streets looking for food and shelter when an unlikely friend appears. He shows her that kindness is still there when you look for it, and soon the little grey cat knows exactly what to do to make a difference herself.
Inspired by a true story,The Little War Catis a moving tale of hope amidst conflict, written by debut author Hiba Noor Khan and beautifully illustrated by the astonishing Laura Chamberlain.
About the authors:
Hiba Noor Khan is a young writer and activist, deeply engaged with issues in development, immigration and intercultural understanding. She completed a Postgraduate degree in Engineering/Physics from the University of Oxford in 2015 and is currently studying for her third university degree. Since then she has worked as a Refugee Advocacy Worker for The Children’s Society, a Physics teacher and a TV presenter. She also contributed to policy research carried out by the Government's Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life. Hiba has worked on various sustainable development projects in rural Tanzania and delivered aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey.The Little War Catis her first picture book.
Laura Chamberlain is a children's book designer and illustrator currently based in Northamptonshire, UK. After graduating from The University of Reading in 2017 with a first in BA Graphic Communication, she completed an MA in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art in 2019 with a distinction.