History Plays: Bombs and Blackberries - A World War Two Play by Julia Donaldson
  

History Plays: Bombs and Blackberries - A World War Two Play

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by
Part of the History Plays Series

Synopsis

History Plays: Bombs and Blackberries - A World War Two Play by Julia Donaldson

World War II has been declared and the Chiver's children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real.This dramatic and often touching play brings Manchester during the Second War War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.

Reviews

dramatic and touching story * central her shopping * This touching play brings to life Manchester during the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children. * Books for Keeps * Would make an excellent presentation as part of a study project on life in war time ... 8 to 11-year-olds should enjoy taking part ... gives the atmosphere of the period well. * School Librarian * A way of linking history with English which I really liked. * TES Teacher * perfect for class reading or performance * Primary Times *

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.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

15th January 2004

ISBN

9780750241250


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