Mog the Forgetable Cat
Judith Kerr (writer & illustrator)
Students are very curious about autobiographical books and they love to hear from the writers themselves the true story of their life and books.
Note: The beloved childiren's books author, Judith Kerr passed away on the 23 May 2019, aged 95.
"Over a 50-year career she published more than 30 further books, immortalising a succession of family cats through the naughty but lovable Mog, and bringing to life her family’s flight across Europe as the Nazis came to power in the novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit."
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Ilse Losa : some biographical notes:
Ilse Lieblich Losa was born in Bauer, near Hanover, Germany March 20th 1913. She left her country with her parents in 1934. They were refugees and they came to Portugal. Later, she became a Portuguese citizen.
Losa wrote O Mundo em que Vivi, an autobiographical book similar to Judith Kerr's book When Hitler stole Pink Rabitt.
You can access here to an excerpts from her book (Portuguese language).
- Reading Level: students aged 9-15
- Primary education:
Younger students (primary school) can watch the video below, telling the story The Tiger who came to tea, and teachers will introduce in a sensitive way Judith Kerr's life and books remembering the International Holocaust Rembrance Day on 27th January.
Teachers: some links
"Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable."
Press Conference SG/2120, 14 December 2006
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