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A life-enhancing book and even more amazing because this is the late author's own story, telling of her and her family's flight from Nazi Germany from their home and everything they knew to become refugees, first in Switzerland and then in Paris. - Michael Morpurgo
This unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing Germany before the Second World War, is now available in a special hardback edition to celebrate the 90th birthday of its author Judith Kerr, with a reproduction of the original illustrated cover.
This internationally acclaimed story of one Jewish family’s flight from Hitler’s Germany has become a much-loved classic, and this special edition hardback has been published to celebrate the 90th birthday of Judith Kerr. It features reproductions of the original cover and pages from its first printing in 1971, illustrated by the author.
Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in Germany any longer. Suppose you found, to your complete surprise, that your own father was one of those people.
That is what happened to Anna in 1933. She was nine years old when it began, too busy to take much notice of political posters, but out of them glared the face of Adolf Hitler, the man who would soon change the whole of Europe – starting with her own small life.
One day, Anna’s father was missing. Then she herself and her brother Max were being rushed by their mother, in alarming secrecy, away from everything they knew – home and schoolmates and well-loved toys – right out of Germany…
The most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read.
- Michael Morpurgo
quite simply one of the most heartfelt, life-affirming books you could ever read.
- The Independent Children's Book Blog
An extremely exciting adventure story.
- Daily Express
A charming and touching book, often very funny
- Daily Mail
Exact, intelligent and unsentimental.
- Sunday Telegraph
Publication date: 14/06/2013
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||14th June 2013|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Historical Fiction, Children's Fiction,|
|Collections:||100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Judith Kerr was born on 14 June 1923 in Berlin but escaped from Hitler’s Germany with her parents and brother in 1933 when she was nine years old. Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis. The family passed through Switzerland and France before arriving finally in England in 1936. Judith went to eleven different schools, worked in the Red Cross during the war, and won a scholarship to the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1945. Since then she has worked as an artist, a BBC television scriptwriter and, for the ...More About Judith Kerr