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Rose Blanche
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Rose Blanche

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780099439509

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2003

Subject: Older Picture books

Suitable for: Primary (Year 5, Year 6)

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A young girl learns of the hardship and suffering of children in a local concentration camp and begins to help them secretly

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A young girl learns of the hardship and suffering of children in a local concentration camp and begins to help them secretly

Rose Blanche observes changes going on around her that others choose to ignore. She watches as the streets of her small German town fill with men dressed as soldiers. One day she sees an ordinary little boy escaping from the back of the truck, only to be captured by the mayor and rudely handed back to the soldiers. Rose follows the boy's truck and in a desolate place, well out of town, she discovers many other children staring out from behind electrified barbed wire. They are fearfully hungry and appeal for something to eat. Rose instinctively understands the need for secrecy, even with her mother, in bringing the children food.

This is a story children are seldom told, though the adult world they will enter holds war as central both historically and politically.

Book banded for guided reading by the Institute of Education - picture book for older readers / challenging themes for discussion

NOTE: The text is written by Ian McEwan based on a story by Christophe Gallaz, but the illustrator Roberto Innocenti is given prominence on title page and cover.

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JPIC
Subject
Older Picture books
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Full colour illus throughout
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15 Dec 2003
Edition
New
ISBN
9780099439509
Binding
Stitched
Pages
28
Width
209mm
Height
279mm
Weight
194g
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