The Rabbit Girl

The Rabbit Girl Book Cover Two narratives, one past and one present, are told side by side in this clever, powerful novel.  Tony and Alice escape the London Blitz and befriend fascinating old Mrs. H. who has sketched a portrait of a young girl holding a rabbit.  Teenage Mallie lives in present day London, works in a pet shop, attempts to find romance for her mom, and purchases the sketch in an antique shop.  This story of hope and change is pulled together by the mysterious sketch.  A brief biography at the back of the book reveals the famous mystery artist. mjw
Title: The Rabbit Girl
Author: Mary Arrigan
Publisher
: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Copyright
: 2011
Original language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-84780-156-2
Paperback pages
: 211
Age range
: 9-12
Genre
: Historical fiction
Book setting
: England
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: England
Awards
: 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Books List, Calderdale Award Shortlist, Hillingdon Book of the Year Award Shortlist, Stockport Children’s Book Award Shortlist
Subjects
: Artists, England, Europe, Evacuation of civilians, Great Britain, Lake district, Beatrix Potter, Teenage girls, Western Europe, World War II (1939-1945)

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