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The Day the War Came

The Day War Came

Published: 4 Apr 2019

Paperback / softback, 32 pages

Recommended for age 5+ and 7+

By Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Published by Walker Books Ltd

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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 refugee experience 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.

Tagged philosophy , refugee experience and war and conflict

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  • Lubna and Pebble
  • The Day War Came
  • To The Other Side
  • My Name is Not Refugee
  • Sunny and the Birds
  • Saving the Butterfly
  • What Is A Refugee?
  • Welcome
  • Word Trouble
  • Azzi In Between