When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: Unabridged 50th Anniversary edition

By Judith Kerr, Read by Tacy Kneale

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

Tacy Kneale, Judith’s daughter, reads this extraordinary audio edition of the unforgettable adventure Michael Morpurgo called “The most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read.”

Silver, Best Children’s Audiobook, New York Festival Radio Awards

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 is 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. This is the start of a huge adventure, sometimes frightening, very often funny and always exciting.

Judith Kerr wrote When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit fifty years ago, based on her own journey, so that her own children would know where she came from and the lengths to which her parents went 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.

To celebrate fifty years of this momentous classic this new audio version of the book, read by Judith’s daughter, actor and artist Tacy Kneale, creates a heartfelt and truly memorable rendition of this much-loved story.

Format: Audio-Book
Ageband: 9 to 12
Release Date: 30 Sep 2021
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-850502-8
Detailed Edition: Unabridged 50th Anniversary edition
Judith Kerr OBE was born in Berlin, and came to England in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi party. She studied at the Central School of Art and later worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. She married the celebrated screenwriter Nigel Kneale in 1954. Her first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, was published in 1968 and has become a beloved classic and perennial bestseller in the more than fifty years since. Judith was awarded an OBE for services to children’s literature and holocaust education in 2012, the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2019. Judith died in 2019, and her stories continue to delight generations of children.Tacy Kneale is the daughter of Judith Kerr and Nigel Kneale. She trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama and appeared in numerous productions for both TV and film. She has also worked in animatronics for films, including the first four Harry Potter movies.

”'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