Tiger Who Came to Tea author Judith Kerr dies aged 95

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FILE PHOTO: British children’s writer and illustrator Judith Kerr chats as she sits by her desk at her home in west London, Britain September 30, 2015. At 92 years of age and with over nine million books sold, Kerr could be enjoying a restful retirement, but no. The author of bestselling picture books “The Tiger Who Came To Tea” and “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”, an account of her childhood as a Jewish refugee fleeing Nazi Germany, Kerr has just published a new book, “Mister Cleghorn’s Seal”. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

LONDON (Reuters) – Judith Kerr, the author of “The Tiger Who Came to Tea”, has died at the age of 95 after a short illness, her publisher said.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Mog the Forgetful Cat and many other classic children’s books, died at home yesterday aged 95 following a short illness,” HarperCollins said.

Reporting by Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge

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