Rose Blanche

by Ian McEwan, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti

Rose Blanche was the name given to a group of young German citizens who, at their peril, protested against the Second World 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.

This unforgettable story, is brillantly re-told by Booker Prize-winner Ian McEwan.

Soft cover, colour illustrations, 32 pages.