Peter In Peril

Courage and Hope in World War Two

Illustrator: Helen Bate

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Otter-Barry Books

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Age 8+

Comic Strip Fiction / Graphic Novels

A moving graphic novel telling the true story of a young boy caught up in the terror of World War II.

Peter is just an ordinary boy, who loves playing football with his friends and eating cake - until war comes to his city and the whole family have to go into hiding.

This moving, true story of the Second World War, set in Budapest, Hungary, shows in vivid words and pictures how Peter, his cousin Eva and his mum and dad bravely struggle to survive in a city torn apart by warfare.

Endorsed by Amnesty International.


Helen Bate is an exciting and versatile illustrator, who previously qualified as an architect. Her picture book ABC UK by James Dunn was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Helen is passionate about how good quality design can improve communication and established Pictures to Share, a Social Enterprise company publishing illustrated books for people with dementia which was the winner of the 2014 People's Book Prize, Best Achievement Award. She is the author and illustrator of The Creature (Otter-Barry Books, 2017) and Me and Mrs Moon (Otter-Barry Books, 2019). She lives in Whitchurch, Cheshire.


This book, which establishes ‘the right to life and to live in freedom and safety’ could not be more pertinent for the current political climate, not only here in the UK, but also further afield.


A true story about a young Jewish boy…told with amazing depth in a simpler and effective way.

Angels and Urchins

an ideal visual and textual teaching tool for classrooms and libraries, always welcomed and embraced by individuals determined to keep the memory of those times alive in their minds and hearts

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