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Bombs on Aunt Dainty: A classic and unforgettable children’s book from the author of The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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This book absolutely fizzes - Anna's is so lively, intelligent, naïve, hungry to learn and eat up life - but it also dips into despair and a sense of the meaninglessness of life, the personal suffering which can overwhelm anyone at times, making the `in love with it all' feel like an unbearable sham.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, especially The Book Thief since I personally enjoyed this book a lot more than that one. To be poor, even desperate, in a cold, foggy country where the natives, though friendly, gargle some kind of Anglo-Saxon dialect….Kerr was born in Berlin but left Germany with her parents and her brother, Michael, in 1933, soon after the Nazis first came to power. New Paperbacks NEW PAPERBACKS [jsb_filter_by_tags count="15" show_more="10" sort_by="total_products"/] A selection of recent paperbacks. Hitler wins the election, and from there Anna moves from Switzerland, where she stays for a few months, to Paris, where the main part of the book is set, until she moves to England right at the end of the book. A theme of this story could be love, because Anna's family has to adapt from a rich life in Germany to life in Switzerland and France with very little space and money.

This one covers the protagonists teen/young adult period so has some elements with relationship themes( in the 40s and 50s) which made my 10yo a bit squirmy but overall she enjoyed very much reading with mum and dad.Anna/Judith is beautifully soulful and beautifully present to the authenticity of embracing all of it. La prose de Judith Kerr est adressée à tous les âges ainsi le premier volume de cette trilogie devrait plaire des enfants, adolescents et adultes et le deuxième "Bombs on aunt Dainty" (Ici "Londres" en Français) plutôt aux adolescents et adults. A fantastic insight into what life was like before and during the Second World War from the perspective of young girl Anna (Judith Kerr) and her Jewish family as they flee Berlin just as Hitler rises to power, moving to Switzerland, Paris and finally London.

An omnibus edition of Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed trilogy, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Bombs on Aunt Dainty and A Small Person Far Away, we see the world through Anna’s eyes as she grows up – from her much loved family to Hitler’s holocaust. I learned a lot about the life of a refugee, from the child’s eye viewpoint despite being long past childhood. All of our books are 100% brand new, unread and purchased directly from the publishers in bulk allowing us to pass the huge savings on to you! See our Remarkables Archive list for what is no longer in print, but which we are happy to track down.

But when her father is suddenly, unaccountably missing, and her family flees Berlin in secrecy, Anna is forced to learn the skills needed to be a refugee and finds she's much more resilient than she thought. Nine-year-old Anna was too busy with schoolwork and friends in 1933 to take much notice of Adolf Hitler's rise to power in her native Germany. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

By the time the bombs began to fall she was a stateless adolescent in London, and after it was all over she became a happily married Englishwoman who thought she had put the past behind her.The chief point about these last, admittedly wretched years……is that it is infinitely better to be alive that dead. Anna's friend explains what Hitler wants to do: "He wants everybody to vote for him in the elections and then he's going to stop the Jews. The book is for children and teenagers and it is perfect for the holocaust remembrance month, we are currently celebrating. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook).

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