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Told in simple language, this is a striking and poignant tale of courage and survival, of friendship and sacrifice. What makes the book truly exceptional is the voice of Felix, who describes all the appalling atrocities from the perspective of a naďve and trusting child.


  • WINNER Family Award 1990 (for Two Weeks with the Queen)
  • SHORTLISTED Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 1999 (for Bumface)


  • Then (Puffin 2007) further adventures of Felix and Zelda.
  • KERR, Judith: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Puffin 1971) young Jewish girl has to flee Germany in 1933.
  • La vita č bella (1997) a Jewish man tries to save his son in concentration camp through his wit and humour.
  • To Be or Not to Be (1942) In this comedy, a Polish acting troupe tries to outwit the Nazis in a spy case.
  • KERR, Philip: The Berlin Noir Series (Viking 1989ff.)
  • WILSON, A. N.: Winnie and the Wolf (Hutchinson 2007)

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