The Day War Came (Hardback)
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The Day War Came (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 07/06/2018
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A powerful and necessary picture book - the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known. Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey - all alone. Imagine finding no welcome at the end of it. Then imagine a child who gives you something small but very, very precious... When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country in 2016, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, which should prove a powerful aid for explaining the ongoing refugee crisis to younger readers. GBP1 from every copy sold goes to the charity Help Refugees - find out more about their wonderful work at their website, helprefugees.org.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406376326
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 475 g
Dimensions: 240 x 290 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"an incredibly powerful picture book [...]. Cobb's illustrations are both beautiful and devastating." * Bookseller *
"A tale of humanity and compassion that is worth sharing." * South Wales Evening Post *
"There are few modern children's books that make you cry. This is one of them." * The Times *
"[...] both heart-breaking and delightful. [...] It's an intense read but offers a valuable lesson in kindness and, like so many of the best picture books, leaves you looking at the world through the hopeful eyes of a child." * The Observer *
An important and beautiful book. * a & u books *

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“Perfect for empathy...”

Reviewing as an adult, I loved this book totally. The story is beautifully told and the illustrations by Rebecca Cobb set the tone perfectly. I would say that this is a book that should be shared by adults with... More

Hardback edition
28th July 2018
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“Beautiful and moving - a perfect picture book for everyone!”

This beautiful picture book perfectly highlights the physical and emotional struggles children affected by war face. I feel that it approaches this difficult subject with such compassion, making it understandable to... More

Hardback edition
6th July 2018
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Whispering Stories

“To make the book truly understood by children it needs some tweaking”

After finishing this book I sat and thought for a while about how I felt about the story. I love the idea of the book and what Ms. Davies has tried to achieve with her words, alongside the illustrations by Rebecca... More

Hardback edition
13th June 2018
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