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    DescriptionRose Blanche was the name of a group of young German citizens who, at their peril, protested against the war. Like them, Rose observes all the changes going on around her which others choose to ignore. She watches as the streets of her small German town fill with soldiers. One day she sees a little boy escaping from the back of a truck, only to be captured by the mayor and shoved back into it. Rose follows the truck to a desolate place out of town, where she discovers many other children, staring hungrily from behind an electric barbed wire fence. She starts bringing the children food, instinctively sensing the need for secrecy, even with her mother. Until the tide of the war turns and soldiers in different uniforms stream in from the East, and Rose and the imprisoned children disappear for ever ...


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    Title
    Rose Blanche
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian McEwan, Illustrated by Roberto Innocenti
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 209 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 207 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099439509
    ISBN 10: 0099439506
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC E4L: F5+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AF
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B3M79
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 5AF
    Thema V1.0: YBC, YFC
    Illustrations note
    32 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    RED FOX
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ian McEwan (Author) Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement, Saturday, On Chesil Beach, Solar and Sweet Tooth.Roberto Innocenti (Illustrator) Roberto Innocenti was born in 1940 in Bagno a Ripoli, a small town near Florence. Never having attended art school, he went to Rome to work in an animation studio. Returning to Florence, he began designing books and illustrating film and theatre posters. He has illustrated Pinocchio, A Christmas Carol, J. Patrick Lewis's The Last Resort and Ruth Vander Zee's Erika's Story. He lives in Florence with his wife.
    Review quote
    "Offers the consolation, that goodness, even when unrecorded, is still worth celebrating" -- Amanda Craig The Times "Illustrated wth extraordinary, haunting pictures" -- Rebecca Abrams Daily Telegraph "A modern fairy tale that does not flinch at reality" -- Quentin Blake Independent "Bleak but rewarding" The School Librarian