Synopses & Reviews
Renowned Italian artist Roberto Innocenti, a child himself during World War II, brings a child's war story to life in this honestly wrought book. This unflinching tale of ethics and compassion is unforgettable in its illustrations and observation.
Poignant story of a child's experience of war by the famed italian illustrator.
A young German girl watches as the streets of her town fill with soldiers and tanks. Then, one day, she follows a truck into the woods and discovers a terrible secret.
About the Author
Italian Roberto Innocenti taught himself the craft of illustration as a young man and has since become one of the world's most recognizable children's book illustrators. His work has garnered wide critical acclaim and such honors as the Bratislava Golden Apple Award and a 2004 nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.