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

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

Michael Rosen

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication date: 12 Dec 2019
ISBN: 9781406386752

A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust by one of this country's best-loved children's authors.

4 stars out of 5
Emily Bearn
27 Jan 2020

"Michael Rosen does not mollycoddle his readers."

Rosen has always been a bit of a firebrand. An outspoken republican, he turned down an OBE, and in the Seventies was reportedly fired by the BBC for being a Communist. But what is so affecting about this book is its gentle tone. Instead of anger, there is contemplation – and, as always with Rosen, an innate ability to see every mystery through a child's eyes. As he writes in one of several poems that intersperse the narrative: "My mother and father were able to survive/ and here we are now and we're all alive."

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