Bombs and Blackberries
A dramatic and touching World War II play, written by Julia Donaldson.
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|Library of Congress
||World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile drama - Evacuation of civilians - England - Manchester, World War, 1939-1945 - Juvenile drama - England - Manchester, Manchester England - Juvenile drama - Social life and customs - 20th century
||Children's General Interest & Leisure
Description of this Book
A short play set in World War II, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic The Gruffalo.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 touching play brings Manchester during the Second World War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for school classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. Also includes helpful tips on staging and costume.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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 *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
Julia Donaldson (Author) 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, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classics The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child which have sold 17 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 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. Thomas Docherty (Illustrator) Thomas Docherty is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children's picture books including Little Boat, Big Scary Monster, and the Driftwood Ball. The Snatchabook, which was written by his wife Helen, has been shortlisted for several awards in the UK and US and been translated into 17 languages.