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Judith Kerr

Kerr at the 2016 Berlin International Literature Festival
Kerr at the 2016 Berlin International Literature Festival
Born Anna Judith Gertrud Helene Kerr
(1923-06-14)14 June 1923
Berlin, Weimar Republic
Died 22 May 2019(2019-05-22) (aged 95)
Barnes, London, England, U.K.
Genre Children's and young adult fiction
Notable works The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the Mog series, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Spouse Nigel Kneale
(1954–2006, his death)
Children Matthew Kneale
Tacy Kneale

Judith Kerr, OBE (surname pronounced /ˈkɑːr/ KAR German pronunciation: [kɛʁ]; 14 June 1923 – 22 May 2019) was a German-born British writer and illustrator. She was known for her Mog series and The Tiger Who Came to Tea. She also wrote novels for young adults such as When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which gave a child's-eye view of the Second World War.

Kerr was born in Berlin, but moved to the United Kingdom before the Nazis rose to power because Kerr's father, openly a Nazi critic, was scared for his family's safety. Kerr later became a naturalized British subject.

Kerr died on 22 May 2019 from a short-illness at her home in Barnes, London at the age of 95.

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