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Pennies For Hitler - Jackie French

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Published: 1st June 2012
For Ages: 9+ years old
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It's 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils heads to see which of them have the most 'Aryan'- shaped heads. But when a university graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled out of Germany to war-torn London and then across enemy seas to Australia where he must forget his past and who he is in order to survive.

Hatred is contagious, but Georg finds that kindness can be, too.

The companion book for Hitler's Daughter, Pennies For Hitler examines the life of a child during World War 2, from a different perspective.

About the Author

Jacqueline Anne Ffrench, ( Lastname spelt double F) is an award-winning Australian author of children's fiction and books on gardening.

Jackie French was born in Sydney and grew up in Brisbane, but moved to the bush in her early twenties. She is a keen gardener and appeared on the TV series Burke's Backyard. She has written well over a hundred books. Jackie lives in New South Wales, near the small town of Braidwood at Araluen. She began writing when she was 30, in a desperate attempt to get enough money together to register her car. At the time, she was living in a tin shed with a black snake named Gladys and a wombat named Smudge. A hundred and thirty-two books later, she is still writing. She can rightly be called Australia's most popular children's writer.Jackie also appears regularly on radio and television.

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loved reading this book

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Pennies For Hitler:

    well written and great book on its own, fantastic resource to inspire empathy in children about a situation that seems so far from their own experiences

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Y6 Students
      • Years 7-10 Students

      Comments about Pennies For Hitler:

      I used this with an Enrichment Literacy group in Y6 as a focus for a guided inquiry project based on the theme of Heroes and Villains. Jackie French makes the difficult topic of Hitler and WW2 palatable, believable and moving, without freaking the kids out too much; but she doesn't sugar coat it either. Perfect balance. I chose this novel for the interesting and contrasting views of what makes a hero which she presents; and obviously as it presents (for the first time for most kids this age) the most infamous villain of modern history.

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      Jackie French

      Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

      Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

      Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

      In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

      Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9780732292096
      ISBN-10: 0732292093
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 9+ years old
      For Grades: 4 - 6
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 336
      Published: 1st June 2012
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.1
      Weight (kg): 0.23