When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit/Bombs on Aunt Dainty Bind-Up: 40th Anniversary edition

By Judith Kerr

Partly autobiographical, these are first and second books in 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.

Michael Morpurgo called When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: “The most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read.”

This special bind-up, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit ,is based on Judith’s own experiences. The last-minute escape, village life in Switzerland, the family’s refugee existence in Paris and their final arrival in England were all part of her childhood.

Follow the deeply moving yet often humorous story of Anna and her much-loved family through their flight from Nazi Germany to their new life in war-torn London.

Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 11
Release Date: 26 Apr 2012
Pages: 592
ISBN: 978-0-00-744333-8
Detailed Edition: 40th Anniversary edition
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.

Acclaim for When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: -

”'A compassionate introduction to the whole subject of World War II” - Books for your Children

”'An extremely exciting adventure story.” - Daily Express

”'A charming and touching book, often very funny” - Daily Mail

”'Exact, intelligent and unsentimental.” - Sunday Telegraph