Read alsoFlop; The Little Rabbit Who Was Happy to Be Different
Flop looks different from all her friends. She is desperate to look the same; however she discovers that she has one special quality the other rabbits don't possess. So now all her friends wish to be like her. An enchanting little book which children who are different will find uplifting and inspiring.
Though Truman, Stalin, Churchill, MacArthur, Ben-Gurion, Hirohito, and Menachem Begin are part of the story, Sebestyen also writes about the enormous suffering and ongoing persecution of civilians in the aftermath of the war: the pillaging and rape; the ethnic cleansing of the German population from Czechoslovakia and Poland; the rise of a violent new anti-Semitism; the civil wars in China and Greece; the mass starvation in Japan, Eastern Europe, and Germany on a scale not seen since the Middle Ages; the spread of diseases such as tuberculosis and diphtheria; and such total desolation that schools, government, and transportation were nonexistent and currency was worthless.
Drawing on personal testimonies and new archival research, Sebestyen has written a vivid and compelling narrative that brilliantly evokes the beginning of the Cold War set against a devastated landscape of dystopian horrors.
(With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.)
From the Hardcover edition.