By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who ‘went missing’ during the Second World War, told through prose and poetry. When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles.
Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened. The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution – and it has inspired his poetry for years since.
Here, poems old and new are balanced against an immensely readable narrative; a powerful tool for talking to children about the Holocaust.
Nicolette Jones is an award-winning author, critic and broadcaster, specialising in literary and arts journalism. She has been the children’s book reviewer of The Sunday Times for more than two decades, and in 2012 was shortlisted for the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished service to the world of children’s books. She has been a Director of the children’s/young adult programme at the Oxford Literary Festival and a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at UCL.
Duration: 60 minutes
Suitable for children ages 10+