When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War
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 with her schoolwork and toboganning 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.
Anna suddenly found things moving too fast for her to understand. One day, her father was unaccountably 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…
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Summer is upon us and with it our latest blog series, which this year takes the theme of journeys in literature. My choice is a novel I discovered as an adult and read with children, which is why I am doubly fond of it. Long before Mog the Forgetful Cat and The Tiger Who Came to Tea , there was pink rabbit — the stuffed toy that Judith Kerr left behind when her family fled Berlin on the eve of the election that would bring Hitler to power. Published in , When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is the first in a trilogy of autobiographical novels that the bestselling author and illustrator wrote to explain her early life to her own children. We first meet her alter ego, Anna, as a precocious nine-year-old whose only problem appears to be negotiating the consequences of having a famous writer for a father. It makes me rather sad. Though on the surface this is a simple refugee story, seen through the eyes of a small girl, there are really three journeys in Pink Rabbit.
This semi-autobiographical and unforgettable story, of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany before the start of the Second World War, now reissued with its original cover illustration in this very special edition. This internationally acclaimed story of one Jewish family's flight from Hitler's Germany has become a much-loved classic, and has been in print since its debut 45 years ago.
Out of the Hitler Time is a trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels by Judith Kerr for children and young adults. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is the first book in the trilogy and a well-known novel for children. It is based upon the early life of the author whose Jewish father, noted drama critic, journalist and screenwriter Alfred Kerr , was wanted by the Nazis. Kerr's family also fled their home in Berlin via Switzerland to escape to Paris and then England. The story starts in Berlin , in March , when nine-year-old Anna, the main character in the trilogy, finds out one morning that her father is missing.