A prizewinning novel for readers of 8 - 12, told through the voice of a contemporary child, as she weaves a story about a secret child of Hitler.
The bombs were falling, the smoke was rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was lessons with Fraulein Gelber, the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold and infrequent visits from her beloved Duffi, her father.
Was it just a story? Did Hitler's daughter really exist? If you were Hitler's daughter, would it all be your fault? Could you still love your own father if he had done what Hitler did? Mark, a contemporary child, starts to question his own beliefs as he listens to the story that Anna weaves.
A wonderfully sensitive and gripping time-slip novel that will sit well with When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit; Number the Stars and Big Tom. WW2 is a major historical topic studied in in UK primary and secondary schools, but this novel also deals with questions children so often ask of the `What if?' variety.
Jackie French was born in Sydney in 1953, grew up in Brisbane and moved to her present home in the NSW bush in her early twenties. She lives with her husband Bryan in a house they built themselves with stone from the creek with power from a homemade waterwheel when it's too shady for the solar panels, six wombats and various other birds and animals. She writes for all age groups - from the under 6's to the over 60's. She has won many awards for her children's titles and has been a recipient of two Commonwealth Literary Awards. She is regarded as the guru of Australian organic growing, having written over sixty books on farming, gardening and pest control. She has her own TV show on gardening in Australia.