Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French
  

Synopsis

Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French

An prizewinning novel for readers of 8 - 12, told through the voice of a contemporary child, as she weaves a story about a secret child of Hitler. The bombs were falling, the smoke was rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was lessons with Fraulein Gelber, the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold and infrequent visits from her beloved Duffi, her father. Was it just a story? Did Hitler's daughter really exist? If you were Hitler's daughter, would it all be your fault? Could you still love your own father if he had done what Hitler did? Mark, a contemporary child, starts to question his own beliefs as he listens to the story that Anna weaves. A wonderfully sensitive and gripping time-slip novel that will sit well with When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit; Number the Stars and Big Tom. WW2 is a major historical topic studied in in UK primary and secondary schools, but this novel also deals with questions children so often ask of the 'What if?' variety.

Reviews

A story that will fascinate and involve all thoughtful young readers; it is a true original, beautifully told and impossible to put down - don't miss it! 'Wendy Cooling, Children's Book Consultant

... a joy to read. 'Canberra Times

.'Reading Time'

't go down there rooms, where Duffi talked with people in uniform and flowery dresses'. As the days go by, and as Heidi becomes aware of concentration camps, Anna's story raises questions for Mark about good and evil, questions which his busy parents find too time-consuming or too difficult to answer. How was the land for his family farm taken from the aborigines? 'If everyone thinks something is right, but you know it's wrong, what do you do then?'

's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year. The images from history have been made fresh for a new generation and this haunting story will appeal to all readers aged ten and over. (Kirkus UK)'

About the Author

Jackie French was born in Sydney in 1953, grew up in Brisbane and moved to her present home in the NSW bush in her early twenties. She lives with her husband Bryan in a house they built themselves with stone from the creek with power from a homemade waterwheel when it's too shady for the solar panels, six wombats and various other birds and animals. She writes for all age groups - from the under 6's to the over 60's. She has won many awards for her children's titles and has been a recipient of two Commonwealth Literary Awards. She is regarded as the guru of Australian organic growing, having written over sixty books on farming, gardening and pest control. She has her own TV show on gardening in Australia.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Jackie French
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Publisher


www.harpercollins.co.uk

Publication date

5th November 2001

ISBN

9780007122721


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