A stunning, exciting story from acclaimed author Dan
Smith – author of the Carnegie Medal-nominated Nisha’s
Anja and Monika live opposite each other. They play together every
day, with Otto the cat.
One night they wake up to bangs and shouts. Soldiers are building
a huge barbed wire fence between them. A terrible forever wall
that gets longer and higher until it divides the whole city.
On the East side, Monika is scared – neighbours are becoming
spies and there are secret police everywhere.
It’s Anja who spots that Otto has found a way across. If
he can visit Monika, then perhaps she can too.
But Anja gets trapped and there’s no safe way back . . .
An emotional, atmospheric story from Carnegie Medal-nominated
author Dan Smith
From the author of Nisha’s War, My
Friend the Enemy and She Wolf
A high-stakes adventure, set during the Cold War, centred
on two cousins separated when the Berlin Wall is built
Perfect for readers aged 9 and up who may be studying
the Cold War at school
PRAISE FOR DAN SMITH:
‘Action, adventure, wolves, snow … this story
has EVERYTHING. I devoured it so quickly I need to read it again.’
EMMACARROLL on She Wolf
‘This book grabbed me from page one – highly recommended’
HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY on My
Friend the Enemy