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Judith Kerr (1923–2019)

Author of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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About the Author

Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, Germany on June 14, 1923. Her family left Germany to escape the growing threat of Nazism and finally settled in England in 1933. She studied at the Central School of Art in London and worked as a scriptwriter for the British Broadcasting Corp, before leaving to raise show more her children. Her first book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, was published in 1968. Her other books included When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, The Curse of the School Rabbit, and a series of books based on Mog the Cat including Goodbye Mog. In 2012, she was named an O.B.E. for children's literature and Holocaust education. She died on May 22, 2019 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Judith Kerr

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (1971) 2,754 copies
The Tiger Who Came to Tea (1968) 1,161 copies
Mog the Forgetful Cat (1970) 665 copies
The Other Way Round (1975) 306 copies
Mog's Christmas (1976) 248 copies
A Small Person Far Away (1978) 219 copies
Mog and the Baby (1980) 182 copies
Mog and Bunny (1988) 162 copies
Goodbye Mog (2002) 125 copies
Out of the Hitler Time (1971) 125 copies
Mog and the Vee Ee Tee (1996) 123 copies
Mog in the Dark (1983) 120 copies
Mog's Bad Thing (2000) 104 copies
Mog on Fox Night (1993) 94 copies
Mog and the Granny (1995) 87 copies
One Night in the Zoo (2009) 83 copies
Mog's Christmas Calamity (2015) 71 copies
The Other Goose (2001) 52 copies
Mog and Me (2003) 42 copies
Mog's Family of Cats (1985) 42 copies
The Crocodile Under the Bed (2014) 37 copies
Mog and Barnaby (1991) 34 copies
Goose in a Hole (2005) 32 copies
Mister Cleghorn's Seal (2015) 30 copies
Mog's Kittens (1994) 29 copies
Twinkles, Arthur and Puss (2008) 28 copies
The Great Granny Gang (2012) 25 copies
Mog in the Garden (2003) 22 copies
Katinka’s Tail (2017) 21 copies
My Henry (2011) 20 copies
The Adventures of Mog (1993) 19 copies
The Judith Kerr Treasury (2014) 18 copies
Bedtime Tales (2012) 9 copies
The Mog Collection (2007) 9 copies
Mummy Time (2018) 8 copies
Birdie Halleluyah! (1998) 6 copies
My First MOG 123 (2018) 4 copies
The Big Mog Tape (1999) 4 copies
My First MOG ABC (2017) 3 copies
My First Mog Books (2016) 3 copies
The Big Mog Book (1997) 3 copies
Mog Stories (2010) 3 copies
La stagione delle bombe (2012) 2 copies
Mog the Forgetful Cat (Toy) (2013) — Creator — 1 copy
Mog the Cat Collection (2013) 1 copy

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Common Knowledge



Still don't understand how the tiger drank all the water in the house! But my goddaughter and her brother loved it, and so did I.
Helen.Callaghan | 22 other reviews | Aug 28, 2023 |
I was surprised to find myself completely gripped by the third book in the trilogy. I think it was because although I have never been a Jewish refugee not have I lived through the horror of WW2, I could identify with both the mother and the daughter’s dilemmas. The mother feeling as if her life is over and it might as well end, and the daughter’s frustration that she was expected to look after her mother rather than the golden-boy son. And all stirred up within an atmosphere of love rather than jealousy_… (more)
mumoftheanimals | 5 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |
First sentence: Anna was walking home from school with Elsbeth, a girl in her class. A lot of snow had fallen in Berlin that winter. It did not melt, so the street cleaners had swept it to the edge of the pavement, and there it had lain for weeks in sad, greying heaps.

Premise/plot: Anna and her family are Jewish. In the week leading up to elections, her father flees Germany just in case Hitler wins the election. If Hitler does win, his family will follow him to Switzerland. (The dad is a writer. His views will not be appreciated by Hitler and the Nazi party.) He tries to sell enough of his writing in Switzerland...and then France. But the economy of the 1930s isn't all that great. The family left everything behind--including Anna's pink rabbit--and are essentially penniless. By the end of the novel, Anna and her brother, Max, I believe have been sent to England.

The novel takes place circa 1933/1934.

My thoughts: This is my second time to read When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. It is set in the early 1930s. Many of the policies had not come into play yet. There were warning signs which this family heeds. But it is very early days. It is set in Germany, Switzerland, France, and England. (The last chapter is set in England.) I believe this one is in part autobiography. I don't know how much is based on her experiences and how much is pure fiction. The novel's conflict is subtle and perhaps more about a family's economic and financial struggles as they are displaced. The novel is about learning new languages, trying to economize as much as possible, struggling to make ends meet. Perhaps subtle isn't the best word. I mean that this isn't so driven by external events happening--like so many books set during the second world war.
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blbooks | 46 other reviews | Jun 23, 2023 |
I have my childhood copy...adore this one!
Martialia | 2 other reviews | Sep 28, 2022 |



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