Today, popular children’s author Hazel Edwards, who I also interviewed on my blog a little while back, tells us about her favourite book for 2015.
Title: Hanna: My Holocaust Story
Author: Goldie Alexander
Publication Date: March 2015 $16.99 RRP
Type: Historical fiction
WHY THIS ONE?
We need heroes. And we need to know about ‘real’ events. But it’s so difficult to write authentically about historic ,tragic events from the perspective of a young person AND still retain 13 year old reader interest. And it’s hard to find historical books that are pitched at : ‘How would I react if I were there then?’
The tone is appropriate in this book, ‘Hanna My Holocaust Story’ , and the telling is not emotionally overwhelming. Well paced. Author got the balance right. Even the cover works.