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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`... a compassionate introduction to the whole subject of World War II...' -- Books for your Children
`... a charming and touching book, often very funny...' -- Daily Mail
`... an extremely exciting adventure story...' -- Daily Express
`... exact, intelligent and unsentimental.' -- Sunday Telegraph
“ITS ONLY ABOUT TEN DAYS TO THE ELECTION,” SAID MAMA. “EITHER THE NAZIS LOSE, IN WHICH CASE PAPA COMES BACK- OR THEY WIN, IN WHICH CASE WE JOIN HIM.”
When Anna’s father flees Germany in the dead of night, it is a matter of life and death that no-finds out. Then, on the eve of the Nazis coming to power, Anna, her brother Max and their mother make secret journey to Switzerland where the family is reunited. It is just the beginning of their adventures – sometimes frightening, often funny but always very exciting.
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Book Description Collins, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000713763X