Author(s): Jackie French
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's books for children also include "Rain Stones", shortlisted for CBC's Children Book of the Year Award for Young Readers 1991, "Walking the Boundaries", a Notable Book in the 1994 CBC Awards, and "Somewhere Around the Corner", an Honour Book in the 1995 CBC Awards.
Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2000 and Children's Choice Book Awards: Fiction for Older Readers 2002.