Playtime! by Julia Donaldson


Written by Julia Donaldson

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Rarely do mainstream publishers feel they can justify the publication of plays so we’re particularly delighted to be able to introduce to you this lovely collection, from the queen of song and verse, perfect for the family to act out during the forthcoming cold, dark evenings of the autumn and the winter or for teachers to enjoy with their pupils in class. Most children love acting and it’s a tremendous way to improve their reading within a familiar environment and for that budding actor to show off their talent to family and friends.


Playtime! by Julia Donaldson

Written by the author of "The Gruffalo", this title contains eleven short plays ranging from adaptations of traditional tales such as the "Legend of Persephone" and "Three Billy Goats Gruff" to original short plays. It is intended for primary-aged children (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). It offers guidance on target age, running time and cast.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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240 pages


Julia Donaldson
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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th August 2006




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