Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr

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Judith Kerr has worked as an artist, a BBC television scriptwriter and, for the past thirty years, as author and illustrator of children’s books. She has written and illustrated more than thirty books, including the enduring and popular Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and three autobiographical novels based on her early ‘wandering years’ following her family’s escape from Nazi Germany in 1933 when she was nine. Her ‘Out of the Hitler Time’ trilogy has been internationally acclaimed, particularly in Germany, where the stories are used as an easy introduction to a difficult period of Germany history. Kerr was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to children's literature and Holocaust education.

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