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Bombs and Blackberries

Bombs and Blackberries

A dramatic and touching World War II play, written by Julia Donaldson.

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ISBN 9781444938791
Barcode 9781444938791
Published 11 December 2018 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Donaldson, Julia
Illustrated by Docherty, Thomas
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781444938791
ISBN-10 1444938797
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 11 December 2018
International Publication Date 4 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Donaldson, Julia
Illustrated by Docherty, Thomas
Category Performing Arts (Dance & Drama)
Warfare, Defence & Peace Studies
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
English Literature: Plays For Children
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 217mm
Height: 278mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 448g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
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
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 822.92
Catalogue Code 935800

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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.

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