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
“A compassionate introduction to the whole subject of World War II” – Books for your Children
“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:||14th June 2013|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Bookshelf Essentials|
July 2016 Judith Kerr wins a Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the award at London Zoo, at a ceremony hosted by former Children’s Laureate and BookTrust President, Michael Morpurgo. Judith Kerr said: "I am honoured and delighted that I have been chosen to receive the BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award. I thank them very much, and as the presentation is to be at London Zoo, I’ll also be able to thank the tigers in the tiger enclosure who started it all." Judith Kerr was born in Berlin in 1923 but escaped from Hitler’...More About Judith Kerr