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BOOKS
Created: 26th February, 2020

The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Walker

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YEAR GROUP

Years 5 and 6

BOOK TYPE

Corebooks

Michael Rosen often writes about his family including his parents who were of Jewish heritage. In recent years he has traced back what happened to their relatives during World War II and describes his journey movingly in a way that is accessible to children and will encourage them to ask questions about history and explore the past of their own families. Michael Rosen links the situation of refugees in World War II to the plight of refugees in the world today and this comes over particularly strongly in some of the poems which are interspersed throughout the book.

Further reading: On the Move. Poems About Migration by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake (9781406393705), Walker £9.99, includes many poems related to this book.