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The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II

Michael Rosen


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"She has put us on notice that we talk about race by not talking about it"

The Guardian

<p><b>***As heard on The Jeremy Vine Show***</b><br /><br /><b>***As heard on The Cerys Matthews Show***<br /><br /></b><b>"Michael Rosen is a master of pace and clarity... Essential reading."</b><b> - </b><b><i>The Time</i>s, Children's Book of the Week</b><br /><br /><b>"</b><b>Five stars ... extraordinary and affecting. </b><b>"</b><b> -</b><b> <i>The Telegraph</i>, Children</b><b>'s Book of the Week</b><br /><br /><b>"</b><b>Rosen handles the difficult topic as sensitively and thoughtfully as you would expect, always writing in a straightforward and accessible way for children.</b><b>"</b><b> - BookTrust, the UK</b><b>'s largest reading charity</b><br /><br /><b>A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust by one of this country's best-loved children's authors. </b>By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen's search for his relatives who "went missing" during the Second World War - told through prose, poetry, maps and pictures. <br /><br />When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles: one was a clock-mender and the other a dentist. <i>They were there before the war</i>, his dad would say, <i>and weren't after</i>. <br /><br />Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened: he interviewed family members, scoured the internet, pored over books and traveled to America and France. The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution - and it has inspired his poetry for years since. <br /><br />Here, poems old and new are balanced against an immensely readable narrative; both an extraordinary account and a powerful tool for talking to children about the Holocaust.<br /><br /><b>Supported and checked by the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education.</b><br /><br /><b>"F</b><b>ascinating, chilling and poignantly personal</b><b>" - <i>Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>"</b><i><b>The Missing</b></i> <b>may ostensibly concern the Holocaust but, as Rosen makes clear, this is a book about facing down prejudice, defying those who would sow the seeds of hatred and opening our arms to those in need.</b><b>"</b><b> - </b><i><b>Independent</b></i></p>
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Book publisherWalker Books Ltd
Publication date12 Dec 2019
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