Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

How to explore war with children? Part 2

Continuing where I left off yesterday with my description and review of London’s Imperial War Museum‘s new exhibition, Once Upon a Wartime, the fourth section of the exhibition is dedicated to Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword, the story, based on true events, of a small band of Polish children who travel from Warsaw to Switzerland […]

How to explore war with children? Part 1

Once Upon a Wartime, an exhibition which opened earlier this month at London’s Imperial War Museum, takes five children’s novels about war and conflict and uses them as a starting point to explore what war can mean for children. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, Carrieā€™s War by Nina Bawden, The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, […]

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