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Charlotte Guillain writes fiction and non-fiction for children including the George's Amazing Adventures series, as featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Her non-fiction picture book The Street Beneath My Feet was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and selected by the Guardian as one of fifteen 'modern classics'.
A wonderful introduction to how a modern place somewhere in the UK will have been created over the centuries, this beautiful picture book cleverly records the history of a place as it would look from the perspective of an oak tree. Oaks are famous for the exceptional number of years that they live and their permanence makes an interesting contrast to how frequently humans change the landscape. “I first was an acorn, so tiny and round,/I fell from a branch and sank into the ground./ Then as I grew up, I turned into a tree…/ over hundreds of years! So, what did I see?” Taken together, the simple rhyming text matched by beautiful and carefully detailed illustrations offer a delightful history lesson. The book ends with a useful timeline: "What was happening in the world while the oak tree grew?". It comes right up to the present with the spreading of the Covid-19 virus!
The Writing and Staging Plays series explains how to create different types of plays by following sample scripts through the writing and staging process. Featuring writing tips, practical activities, such as drama games, and notable examples of relevant, age-appropriate plays and productions, this series provides an ideal introduction to learning about drama and playwriting.
Introduce your little one to one of the best-loved Bible stories: Noah and his ark. Learn how Noah built an ark, enjoy the beautiful animal illustrations, and understand the rainbow at the end of the story. With charming, bright illustrations, and all the favourite animals. A gentle introduction to a well-known and well-loved Bible story: the perfect Christening present!
What are myths and legends? How can you write plays that make myths and legends come to life? How can you turn a story full of famous characters into a fresh and exciting production?
What makes a play exciting or mysterious? How can you write plays full of tension? How can you turn a page-turning script into an edge-of-your-seat production?
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