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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Anna's father flees Germany in the dead of night, it is a matter of life and death to keep it secret. Two weeks later on the eve of the Nazis coming to power, Anna, her brother Max, and their mother secretly join him in Switzerland. It is the beginning of their adventures.

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ISBN 9780007118496
Barcode 9780007118496
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780006708018
Published 5 February 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, World Book Day edition
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Author(s) By Kerr, Judith
Series Armada Lions
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ISBN-13 9780007118496
ISBN-10 000711849X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 5 February 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, World Book Day edition
Edition World Book Day edition
Author(s) By Kerr, Judith
Series Armada Lions
Category Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 145g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Jewish families, Germany, History, 20th century, Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Partly autobiographical, this is the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War. This is the story of one family's flight from Nazi Germany , in the years before war broke out. It's a huge adventure; sometimes frightening, often funny and always exciting. Based on the true experiences of the author, Judith Kerr, who was born in Berlin and left Germany in 1933.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review Among Hitler's other crimes, he stole Anna's pink rabbit (when he confiscated all of her Jewish family's property) and made her a refugee at the age of ten - moving from Berlin to Switzerland, France and England in search of a new home. While she only vaguely comprehends the events that worry her parents so much (wondering what it means when people say that Hitler will get the Jews and that her father has a price on his head ), Anna writes poems about disasters and suffers from nightmares. Most of the time, however, she is absorbed by the minor difficulties of adjusting to expatriation - the awkward attentions of Swiss boys, struggles with the French language, brother Max's effortless adaptabilty - and the adventure of newfound poverty. The title, though initially disconcerting, really says it all: the repercussions of Nazism seen through a child's personalizing perspective and recalled with autobiographical verity. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Judith Kerr OBE was born in Berlin. Her family left Germany in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi party, and came to England. She studied at the Central School of Art and later worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. Judith married the celebrated screenwriter Nigel Kneale in 1954. She left the BBC to look after their two children, who inspired her first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Published in 1968 and never out of print in the fifty years since, it has become a much-loved classic and perennial bestseller. Judith was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and in 2019 was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards. Judith died in May 2019 at the age of 95, and her stories continue to entertain and delight generations of children.

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