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Blitz Kids Band 17/Diamond

Written by Jim Eldridge

Illustrated by Monica Auriemma

Part of the Collins Big Cat Series

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Blitz Kids Band 17/Diamond Synopsis

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Britain, 1940. The Blitz. For 12-year-old Ellie and her brothers, it's not just about surviving the bombing, it's trying to solve the mystery of the enemy within. Who's attacking local people, and why? Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. Text type: A story with a historical setting Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. Jim Elridge was born in Camden Town in central London in 1944 during the Second World War. When he was a baby his pram was snatched from his elder sister's hands by a blast from an exploding V2 rocket, and he ended up unharmed (and still asleep) on a pile of rubble. He grew up in this area amid scenes of bomb-damage and devastation, and his memories and the tales of what his parents and elder sister went through during the Blitz have inspired this book, Blitz Kids.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008440718
Publication date: 10th January 2022
Author: Jim Eldridge
Illustrator: Monica Auriemma
Publisher: Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 56 pages

About Jim Eldridge

Jim Eldridge is an award-winning author and scriptwriter. As an author, he has published over 100 books, which have sold over 3 million copies, and as a scriptwriter he has had over 500 TV and radio scripts broadcast, both in the UK and internationally.

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