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Bombs and Blackberries A World War Two Play

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

Key Stage 2 Family / Home Stories Historical Fiction Warfare / Battles

LoveReading View on Bombs and Blackberries A World War Two Play

A short illustrated play set in World War Two, perfect for class reading as well as performance.

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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Bombs and Blackberries A World War Two Play Synopsis

World War Two has been declared and the Chivers 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.

Bombs and Blackberries A World War Two Play Press Reviews

'This touching play brings to life the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children' - Books for Keeps 

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444938906
Publication date: 9th July 2020
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Historical Fiction, Warfare / Battles

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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