|aRose Blanche /|cRoberto Innocenti ; text by Ian McEwan ; based on a story by Christophe Gallaz ; [illustrated by] Roberto Innocenti.
|aLondon :|bRed Fox,|c2004.
|a1 v. :|bcol. ill. ;|c28 cm.
|aRose Blanche was the name of a group of young German citizens who, at their peril, protested against the war. Until the tide of the war turns and soldiers in different uniforms stream in from the East, and Rose and the imprisoned children disappear for ever .
|aWorld War, 1939-1945|zGermany|vJuvenile fiction.
Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement, Saturday, On Chesil Beach, Solar, Sweet Tooth and The Children Act.
Roberto Innocenti was born in 1940 in Bagno a Ripoli, a small town near Florence. Never having attended art school, he went to Rome to work in an animation studio. Returning to Florence, he began designing books and illustrating film and theatre posters. He has illustrated Pinocchio, A Christmas Carol, J. Patrick Lewis's The Last Resort and Ruth Vander Zee's Erika's Story. He lives in Florence with his wife.