Playtime! by Julia Donaldson
  

Playtime!

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.

Synopsis

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 some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffaloand The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th August 2006

ISBN

9781447231592

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