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Rose Blanche is a historical fiction picture book, written by Ian McEwan, and illustrated by Roberto Innocenti. It tells the story of the titular character, a young girl named Rose Blanche, who lives in Germany during World War II.

"In this book I wanted to illustrate how a child experiences war without really understanding it... I was a little child when the war passed in front of my door... my father did not want to answer my questions, but I knew was something terrible was happening." -- Roberto Innocenti

Reader's Reviews

1 My teacher, Mrs Cowan, at Roman Hill Middle School read this book to my class, 6TK, I found it very emotional and so did lots of others. We asked questions to one another about this fantastic story and I am looking forward to doing some more work on it. At the age of 11, I can't even start to imagine what it would be like living in England or Germany at the time of world war II.

From Amber Turner.


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 8+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 8+

It is very, very sad, because of its setting of Germany in World War II.

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