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The Day War Came

Written by Nicola Davies & illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
Published by Candlewick Press
5.5 / 7.0
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Imagine if, on an ordinary day, after a morning of studying tadpoles and drawing birds at school, war came to your town and turned it to rubble. Imagine if you lost everything and everyone, and you had to make a dangerous journey all alone. Imagine that there was no welcome at the end, and no room for you to even take a seat at school. And then a child, just like you, gave you something ordinary but so very, very precious. In lyrical, deeply affecting language, Nicola Davies’s text combines with Rebecca Cobb’s expressive illustrations to evoke the experience of a child who sees war take away all that she knows.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.5 / 7.0

This book is deep and scary and poignant and will stir your soul. The little girl does lose everything though—her mother, father and baby brother all die (not gory, but she comes home to just a black pit where she left her happy family in the morning) as do all of her school friends, so I’d recommend parents read this before reading it to children to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s maturity level.

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Who Wrote The Day War Came

Nicola Davies
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Who Illustrated The Day War Came

Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Cobb has illustrated several picture books, including The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. She has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She lives in England.

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