ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 28, 2019
Bombs and Blackberries
By (author) Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
A short illustrated play set in World War Two, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. Perfect for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019.World War Two 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.’This touching play brings to life the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children’ – Books for Keeps
Reviews of Bombs and Blackberries
This touching play brings to life 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 *
Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children’s Laureate, is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children’s classic; celebrating 20 years in 2019, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. It was voted Great Britain’s favourite bedtime story on BBC Radio 2 and was adapted and broadcast as an animation on BBC 1 on Christmas Day 2009. The Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom are now also films, with Room on the Broom shortlisted for an Academy Award.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.