Bombs and Blackberries: A World War Two Play

Read it! Sing it! Act it! Imagine it! Top author Julia Donaldson brings the war to life in this thrilling classrom play. Manchester, 1939. World War Two has started, and the Chivers kids are being sent away to the countryside. But it’s not much fun, so they’re delighted when it looks as if the Germans aren’t going to invade after all. Soon the children get to come home again, and life goes back to normal. Well, except for the gas masks and ration books, of course. But then the air-raid siren goes off, and this time it’s scarily real…

  • A history play by the best-loved author of The Gruffalo
  • Explores KS2 history/literacy topics in a creative way
  • Lots of parts – ideal for use with large or small groups
  • Appealing colour pictures and handy notes on staging

Running time: approximately 45 minutes.

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    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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