When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
Updated: Feb 4
🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌 We were absolutely bananas about this book
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 finds things moving too fast for her to understand. One day, her father goes unaccountably missing. Then she herself and her brother Max are being rushed by their mother, in alarming secrecy, away from everything they know - home and schoolmates and well-loved toys - right out of Germany!
This is a touching tale of Anna, a young girl who is hurried out of her home one eventful night and rushed to safety from the newly elected 'Nazi' party. She bravely travels across Switzerland, then Paris to find a new home in England. This book is poignant and beautifully written. It has great characters and the relationship between Anna and her brother Max is so life like as they are always niggling each other and arguing. I would review this for those 8/9+. Enjoy reading.