Play Time! A Selection of Plays by the Best-selling Author of THE GRUFFALO by Julia Donaldson


Play Time! A Selection of Plays by the Best-selling Author of THE GRUFFALO by Julia Donaldson

From the best-selling and much-loved author of The Gruffalo and other classic picture books, this title contains eleven fun-to-act short plays for primary-aged children (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) complete with helpful, simple guidance on target age, running time and cast! Ranging from adaptations of traditional tales (e.g., the Legend of Persephone and Three Billy Goats Gruff ) to original and contemporary short plays, Julia Donaldson has produced an entertaining, simple, satisfying play collection.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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128 pages


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Publication date

4th August 2006



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