In this rare event, the renowned children’s writer and illustrator Judith Kerr spoke about her life and work which has delighted and charmed generations of readers.
Her three internationally acclaimed autobiographical novels, including When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, are based on her early wandering years, her adolescence in London during the war, and finally on a brief return to Berlin as a young married woman.
In addition to the trilogy, Judith is also renowned for her family-favourite feline creation, Mog. This enduringly popular character has charmed generations of children and has starred in a series of books.
Judith Kerr was born in 1923 in Berlin and escaped from Hitler’s Germany with her parents and brother in 1933. She has worked as a painter, a BBC television scriptwriter and, for the past thirty years, as author and illustrator of children’s books.
Geraldine Brennan is Resources and Reviews editor of The Times Educational Supplement.
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