Otto The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear by Tomi Ungerer


Otto The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear by Tomi Ungerer

A powerful and beautiful book told first-hand by Otto, a German-born teddy bear who is separated from his Jewish owner, lives through World War II, and is reunited with his original owner 50 years later.


'Maurice Sendak, a friend of Ungerer's, thought him the most original children's book writer of his time.'

'so strong and graphically interesting ... It's art - illustration at the highest level.'

'[a] style marked by great originality of illustrative technique, and a use of language that refused to patronise his young readers'

& Confused 'a powerful classic being published in English for the first time. ... inspiring.

'delightful and artistically nourishing'

'Watch the children, the subversive is back'

'a powerful and beautiful book ... a deeply moving contribution to Holocaust literature for children'

About the Author

Tomi Ungerer is one of the world's most famous and best-loved children's authors. An illustrator, writer, designer, toy-collector and archivist of human absurdity, his work spans storybooks, poster designs, political campaigns and film. He is a recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen prize for illustration, and the Musee Tomi Ungerer, devoted exclusively to his work, opened in Strasbourg in 2007.

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36 pages


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Publication date

14th September 2010



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