WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018
Saturday 27th January - 12pm
Wolf Children A gang of orphans fight to survive in the ruins of post-war Berlin.
A timely story of refugees, ruined cities and the exploitation of the idealistic young by a fanatical ideology. Best post-war children's novel since The Silver Sword Amanda Craig.
About Wolf Children
It is July 1945, Hitler's Third Reich has fallen, and Berlin is in ruins. Living on the edge of survival in the cellar of an abandoned hospital, Otto and his ragtag gang of kids have banded together in the desperate, bombed-out city.
The war may be over, but danger lurks in the shadows of the wreckage as Otto and his friends find themselves caught between invading armies, ruthless rival gangs and a strange Nazi war criminal who stalks them ...
A climactic story of truth, friendship and survival against the odds, Wolf Children will thrill readers of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne.
“Thrilling new post-WW2 YA novel – best since Serrallier's The Silver Sword” – Amanda Craig
“Crime, grime and fear are all-encompassing – a book that will stay with you” – Jewish Chronicle
“He is a brilliant historical novelist. Dowswell shows us a side of Nazi Germany rarely seen ... a heart-stopping read” – Sunday Telegraph, praise for AUSLÄNDER
“A superlative, at times almost agonisingly compelling, piece of historical fiction ... The climactic escape to freedom is pure muck-sweat tension” – Financial Times, praise for AUSLÄNDER
“I love Paul Dowswell for illuminating the corners of history with very personal stories … this story is the result of extensive and detailed research” – Bookbag
“The author has real flair for making thoroughly researched historical fiction accessible, relevant and utterly gripping. Alongside being a perfectly plotted page-turner, Wolf Children will surely also provoke much debate and discussion” – Lovereading4kids