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A short play set in World War II for class reading as well as performance 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 often touching play brings Manchester during the Second War War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. Julia Donaldson is a highly experienced children's dramatist, story writer and song-writer.
Julia Donaldson is the author of the award-winning picture book THE GRUFFALO as well as many other books for children. She is a prolific song-writer, especially for BBC Children's TV programmes and she has written many plays for a variety of educational publishers for schools use. She was until 2001 writer-in-residence in Easterhouse, Glasgow.