Spotlight on Judith Kerr


Judith Kerr, author of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

Judith Kerr’s birthplace was Berlin but she left Germany with her parents and her brother, Michael Kerr, in 1933, soon after the Nazis first came to power. They were forced to leave as her father, noted drama critic, journalist and screenwriter Alfred Kerr, had criticised¬† the Nazis where everyone could see.

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea front cover

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a bestselling childrens picture book by Judith Kerr, first published in 1968. Judith Kerr wrote and illustrated the book, and it is now an amazing live show. Judith Kerr was inspired to write The Tiger Who Came to Tea after visiting the zoo many times with her 3-year-old daughter, Tracy.

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Books that Judith Kerr has written, based on her own experience of being a refugee in World War II

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A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr

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A Small Person Far Away

What a capturing tale. It is like a magnetic bundle of pages, pulling your eyes towards the words. I think that Judith Kerr has described her characters feelings and thoughts really well, as if you are experiencing them yourself. A Small Person Far Away is in the series that includes, Bombs On Aunt Dainty, which you can read my review on. Konrad, an elderly gentleman in this collection of words, actually gives the impression that he is as young as Anna, a young German Jewish refugee. One thing that Judith Kerr is really good at is describing thoughts and feelings, which I have already mentioned, though I feel there is a lack of good character description. If you do read this book then I hope and am positively sure that you will be gripped by its strong and spectacular sentences.

A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr