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Rose Blanche - Ian McEwan

Paperback

Published: 1st January 2004
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
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An important and unforgettable story, brilliantly re-told by Booker Prize-winner Ian McEwan.

Rose 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...

About the 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.

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A very soft read

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Good illustrations, but the text is too basic to give impact to the seriousness of the content/plot. As a children's story book covering an atrocious historical event, the gravitas was absent. Written in a sort of Grimms fairy tale style, but no moral was apparent or even hinted, so as a starting point for discusdion, the book is a real disappointment.

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"Offers the consolation, that goodness, even when unrecorded, is still worth celebrating." - Amanda Craig, The Times

"Illustrated with 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

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, England. He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970. He received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.

McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix FĂ©mina Etranger (1993) for The Child in Time; and Germany's Shakespeare Prize in 1999. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998. His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award (2002), National Book Critics' Circle Fiction Award (2003), Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction (2003), and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel (2004). He was awarded a CBE in 2000.

In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards where McEwan was also named Reader's Digest Author of the Year.

McEwan lives in London.

Booktopia Book Guru says: Ian McEwan presents the world as you know it, and then tweaks it, just a fraction, causing it to crack, and from that crack spills forth meaning, directly into your lap.

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ISBN: 9780099439509
ISBN-10: 0099439506
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 13.2  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1