When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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by Judith Kerr
     
 

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Based on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant, suspenseful middle-grade novel has been a favorite for over forty years. Perfect for Holocaust Remembrance Month.

Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning, Anna and her brother awake to find her father gone! Her mother explains that their

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Based on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant, suspenseful middle-grade novel has been a favorite for over forty years. Perfect for Holocaust Remembrance Month.

Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning, Anna and her brother awake to find her father gone! Her mother explains that their father has had to leave and soon they will secretly join him. Anna just doesn't understand. Why do their parents keep insisting that Germany is no longer safe for Jews like them?

Because of Hitler, Anna must leave everything behind.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An engrossing autobiographical novel." School Library Journal, starred review

"This book is an exploration of family solidarity in a time of personal crisis. An engrossing and sensitive narrative." --Horn Book

"Anna does not really understand why her family leavs Germany . . . but during the next three years in Switzerland, France, and England she learns from firsthand experience what it is like to be a refugee. . . The narrative is absorbing and believalbe." —Booklist

An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Choice Book
A Horn Book Fanfare Title
A Library of Congress Best Children's Book

 

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Judith Kerr. Putnam/PaperStar, $4.95 ISBN 0-698-11589-9. A Jewish girl and her family escape Berlin just before Hitler gains power and spend the next few years as refugees in Switzerland, France and England. Ages 8-12. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Armin Brott
Nine-year-old Anna and her family were among the lucky ones, Jews who fled their Berlin home just before Hitler came to power in 1933. Anna doesn't completely understand why they needed to leave Germany, but we, the readers, do. And that's what makes this autobiographical novel so interesting. We follow Anna, her brother, and her father as they travel through Europe, living as refugees, staying a few steps ahead of the Nazis. Although When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit avoids most of the details of the actual Holocaust, it provides young readers with a gentle, yet important, introduction to a horrible chapter in world history. 1997 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142414088
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/22/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
151,000
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
"An engrossing autobiographical novel." School Library Journal, starred review

"This book is an exploration of family solidarity in a time of personal crisis. An engrossing and sensitive narrative." --Horn Book

"Anna does not really understand why her family leavs Germany . . . but during the next three years in Switzerland, France, and England she learns from firsthand experience what it is like to be a refugee. . . The narrative is absorbing and believalbe." —Booklist

An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Choice Book
A Horn Book Fanfare Title
A Library of Congress Best Children's Book

 

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