gtag('config', 'UA-108009713-1'); Privacy Policy
Children's Library Lady Large Logo

The Day War Came

Title: The Day War Came
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb
Publisher: Walker Books (2018)
ISBN: 9781406376326
 
“The day war came there were flowers on the windowsill and my father sang my baby brother back to sleep. My mother made my breakfast, kissed my nose and walked with me to school.” As the girl sits in school, she is oblivious to the helicopter in the distance. “At first, just like a spattering of hail, a voice of thunder… than all smoke and fire and noise I didn’t understand.”
 
Returning home all she finds is a blackened hole. Alone, she follows a stream of refugees escaping over fields, roads, mountains. Reaching a makeshift town of huts the girl finds a dark corner to rest. “But war has followed me. It was underneath my skin, behind my eyes, and in my dreams. It had taken possession of my heart.” Exploring her environment she is met with suspicion and doors shut in her face.
 
Coming across a school she bravely went inside. The teacher told her “There is no room for you, you see. There is no chair for you to sit on. You have to go away.” In her hut, she hides under her blanket, exhausted and desolate. Woken by a knock on the door she finds a boy holding a chair. “It was a chair. A chair for me to sit on and learn… And drive the war out of my heart.” It wasn’t the only chair. All the school children brought a chair for each refugee child.

Buy The Book

*Disclosure: Amazon, Book Depository and Waterstones buttons are affiliate links. I will earn a small percentage of any purchases made. It won’t cost you anything!

Resources

These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies book to book. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have suggestions please get in touch!

More Books by Nicola Davies & Rebecca Cobb

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Complete Book List

Explore over 450 picture books. Each book title has a synopsis, resources and relevant links.

Themed Picture Book Lists

Find lists of picture books organised by different subjects, including separate lists for teachers.

Resources

Find links to a selection of book and magazine publishers. You will find the companies have different offers at different times so have a browse.

Keep in Touch

Keep in touch with the links below. Let me know if you have any resources I could consider for the website. You can also get in touch if you would like to work with me.

Parent Book List, Parent Book List, Parent Book List, Parent Book List

0 Shares
Tweet
Share
Pin
+1