By Inda Ahmad Zahri & Anne Ryan (Ford Street Publishing)

This is a magnificent book about a little boy named Salih and many others who have lost their homes. The group cross arid land and the raging sea in search of a new home. To pass the time, they paint pictures of happy memories. Salih sits with his friend, Ayshe, who sings when she is sad. Salih remembers the ice-cream that he used to eat and the warm milk before bedtime. He tries to forget the deafening blasts and the screams in the darkness. Will they all find a new home?

Salih is a very interesting and descriptive story that made me wonder about the characters lost their homes. It is suitable for readers aged 8+ who enjoy sad stories.