After the War

After the War : From Auschwitz to Ambleside

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"The best children's fiction book I've yet read about the Holocaust" - Tim Robertson, CEO Anne Frank Trust

Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, they've finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover.

But Yossi is haunted by thoughts of his missing father and disturbed by terrible nightmares. As he waits desperately for news from home, he fears that Mordecai and Leo - the closest thing to family he has left - will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 14mm | 193g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1781129487
  • 9781781129487
  • 137,325

Review quote

"The best children's fiction book I've yet read about the Holocaust" -- Tim Robertson, CEO of Anne Frank Trust UK "Devastatingly moving and massively important, and crucially, fantastically accessible" -- Books for Keeps "[Palmer's] most compelling bit of real-life hidden history yet" -- The Letterpress Project "A touching, concisely told yet never dumbed-down, story of childhood during wartime. If you are new to his books, then prepare to be astounded" -- Books for Topics "Full of heart and hope" -- INIS
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About Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer was a reluctant reader as a child and credits articles about football with getting him into reading. He went on to become a bookseller and then worked in reader development. He is well known for his hugely successful football fiction for Puffin, and is one of Barrington Stoke's top-selling authors, writing about both sport and history with great appeal. He travels all over the UK visiting schools and working with charities, and is well loved across the book trade.
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347 ratings
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5 52% (179)
4 36% (125)
3 11% (37)
2 1% (5)
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