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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Written by Judith Kerr

Illustrated by Judith Kerr

Key Stage 2 Family / Home Stories Historical Fiction People / Places Warfare & Battles

LoveReading View on When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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 celebratory 50th anniversary edition.


When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Synopsis

This sem-autobiographical classic, written by the beloved Judith Kerr, tells the story of a Jewish family escaping Germany in the days before the Second World War.

This beautiful new hardback celebrates the fifty year anniversary of an unforgettable adventure that Michael Morpurgo called The most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read.

Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in it any longer, and you found, to your surprise, that your own father was one of those people. This is what happened to Anna in 1933. Anna was too busy with her schoolwork and tobogganing to listen to the talk of Hitler.

But one day she and her brother Max are rushed out of Germany in alarming secrecy, away from everything they know. Their father is wanted by the Nazis - dead or alive. This is the start of a huge adventure, sometimes frightening, very often funny, and always, always exciting.

Judith Kerr wrote this semi-autobiographical story of her childhood flight from Germany fifty years ago, so that her own children would know where she came from, and the lengths her parents had gone to to keep her and her brother safe. It has gone on to become a beloved classic that is required reading for many children all over the world and is an unforgettable introduction to the real-life impact of the Second World War. This commemorative hardback celebrates fifty years of this extraordinary book, its iconic author, and the eternal relevance of this compelling and momentous story.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008496609
Publication date: 30th September 2021
Author: Judith Kerr
Illustrator: Judith Kerr
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Historical Fiction, People / Places, Warfare & Battles

About Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr - 1923-2019 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 ...

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