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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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019

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.

£1 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.' - The South Wales Evening Post

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“A beautifully illustrated poem about war.”

One of my favourite illustrators. A poem about the devistation of war on normality. About how it creates refugees and isolation and how we must not loose our humanity and kindness. This book is useful for helping... More

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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

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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

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