Pennies for Hitler

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Author
Jackie French
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
01 June, 2012
ISBN
9780732292096

Pennies for Hitler

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    Synopsis

    It’s 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils’ heads to see which of them have the most Aryan-shaped heads. But when a graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is smuggled to war-torn London and then across enemy seas to Australia where he must forget his past and who he is in order to survive.Hatred is contagious, but Georg finds that kindness can be, too.
    Jackie French
    About the author

    Jackie French

    Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.

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