The extraordinary true story of The Boy Who Followed his Father Into Auschwitz, the number one Sunday Times and international bestseller, published in 2019 to huge acclaim and translated into 19 languages. Illustrated and retold specially for young readers.
This new version of the story will be completely rewritten for middle-grade readers aged 9+ and will educate and inspire children with the powerful real-life account of two brothers’ experiences during the Holocaust.
Fritz and Kurt interweaves two incredible true stories, following the brothers of the title who – on opposite sides of the world – navigate one of the most appalling periods in modern history. And through remarkable courage, they find that hope can emerge even in the darkest of times.
The book will feature sensitive and informative illustrations by David Ziggy Greene, children’s illustrator and former reportage cartoonist for Private Eye.
It will be published alongside teaching resources to support readers and contextualise its history.
Jeremy Dronfield is a versatile, multi-faceted writer with four novels to his name.
He came to writing via a circuitous route. His first serious stopover in life was as an archaeologist. After a few years in rescue excavation, he did his doctoral research at Cambridge University, on the subject of art and religion in prehistoric Ireland. His thesis was published as a series of papers in international journals including Antiquity and Current Anthropology.
While trying to get an academic career in archaeology off the ground, he began dabbling in writing fiction – a pursuit he’d ...
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