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Created: 14th August, 2015

Rose Blanche

Author: Ian McEwan
Illustrator: Roberto Innocenti
Publisher: Penguin

An exceptionally moving picture book in which the reader views the sorrow of war through a young girl’s eyes. Rose Blanche discovers a concentration camp full of children in the forest near her home town and silently takes food to them for the remainder of the war. Heartbreakingly, there is no happy ending for Rose Blanche. Roberto Innocenti’s illustrations create a powerful and eloquent text.

Older readers may be interested to go on to:

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (9780141315188), Penguin £7.99

John Boyne: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (9781862305274), Definitions £7.99

Morris Gleitzman: Once (9780141320632), Puffin £6.99 and its sequels

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