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Taff in the WAAF

Written by Mick Manning

Illustrated by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Taff in the WAAF Synopsis

** Winner of The English Association 4-11 Book Awards - Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction ** Mick Manning's mother was a young woman in Wales at the outbreak of World War II. This fascinating book, a companion to the the very successful Tail-End Charlie about Mick's father's life in the RAF in World War II, tells her story using the same innovative non-fiction narrative style. At the outbreak of war and the start of food rationing, she left school aged 14 to work in a local greengrocer's shop. Later joining the WAAF (the Women's Auxiliary Air Force), she became a wireless operator and eventually a Y service listener for the secret signal decoding operation at Bletchley Park where the famous German Enigma Code was cracked. The book also looks at other essential women's roles during the war including the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service), the Wrens (Women's Royal Naval Service), Land Army, Fire Service etc, and a wide range of aspects of life affected by the war effort. Simply written and using speech bubbles and captioned illustration boxes of artefacts and documents from the period, this is a dramatic and engaging introduction to its subject.

Taff in the WAAF Press Reviews

'dramatic and engaging' LoveReading4Kids 'Companion title to the widely acclaimed Tail End Charlie, this explores women's roles in the Second World War using the same combination of simple text, speech bubbles and comic-strip illustration.' The Bookseller 'dramatic and engaging' LoveReading4Kids 'Now in paperback, this is the companion title to the acclaimed Tail-End Charlie. Speech bubbles, cartoon graphics and illustration boxes of artefacts document the role of women in the Second World War, based on the author's mother's experiences.' The Bookseller Buyers' Guide, Highlight of the Season

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847800930
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Mick Manning

MICK MANNING grew up in Haworth, West Yorkshire and studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated over 60 books, mostly with his partner BRITA GRANSTROM. Their distinctive books have won many awards. Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996. Their other books with Frances Lincoln include the critically acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh's Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek ...

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