Michael Rosen's personal account of how the Holocaust affected his family, and the relatives that perished in Auschwitz.
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust by one of this country's best-loved children's authors.
By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen's search for his relatives who "went missing" during the Second World War - told through prose, poetry, maps and pictures.
When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles: one was a clock-mender and the other a dentist. They were there before the war, his dad would say, and weren't after. Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened: he interviewed family members, scoured the internet, pored over books and travelled to America and France.
The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution - and it has inspired his poetry for years since. Here, poems old and new are balanced against an immensely readable narrative; both an extraordinary account and a powerful tool for talking to children about the Holocaust.
NOTE: Empathy Lab 2021 - Secondary List
UKLA Book Awards 2021 - Shortlist
Information Book Award Longlist 2021 - Ages 8-12