Hitler's Daughter by Jackie French
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After reading the descriptions of Heidi's life, the possibility of Hitler having a daughter didn't leave my mind...I would recommend this book to children of all ages as it is a simple, short book but doesn't bore the reader.
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Did Hitler's daughter, Heidi, really exist? - What if she did? the bombs were falling and the smoke rising from the concentration camps, but all Hitler's daughter knew was the world of lessons with Fraulein Gelber and the hedgehogs she rescued from the cold. Was it just a story or did Hitler's daughter really exist? And If you were Hitler's daughter, would all the horror that occurred be your fault, too? Do things that happened a long time ago still matter? First published in 1999, HItLER'S DAUGHtER has sold over 100,000 copies in Australia alone and has received great critical acclaim, both in Australia and the twelve counties where it has been published. HItLER'S DAUGHtER has also won or been shortlisted for 23 awards, both in Australia and internationally, including winner of the 2000 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers. HItLER'S DAUGHtER has also been dramatised by the MonkeyBaa theatre, and in 2007 won the Helpmann award for Best Presentation for Children and the Drovers Award for touring Excellence. Ages 10-14
 

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Jackie French's writing career spans 15 years, 39 wombats, 120 books, 15 languages, and 28 shredded doormats (she blames the wombats). She is the author of Hitler's Daughter, which won the 2000 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award, and Diary of a Wombat, a 2003 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book. She lives in Australia.
 
Published July 1, 2010 by HarperCollins. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Reviewed by smiles on Mar 02 2013

After reading the descriptions of Heidi's life, the possibility of Hitler having a daughter didn't leave my mind...I would recommend this book to children of all ages as it is a simple, short book but doesn't bore the reader.

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