Bombs and Blackberries (Paperback)
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.
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.
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
About the Author
Julia Donaldson (Author)
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.