The descriptions of the WW11 experience will teach children so much about what life was like during the early stages of the war, school life, and the affects of war. The book also brings into focus the present day and how war still affects children around the world.
In brief, Sami is a young boy whose home in Syria is destroyed by a deadly bomb attack, as a result he and his parents are given refuge in the UK. Sami is completely befuddled by the whole experience until he strikes up a friendship with an elderly resident in the care home in which his mother works. Harry, the elderly man tells Sami a story which details the WWII bombings in Coventry.
It is told in a non-threatening way, and in simple illustrative terms. Sami is able to relate to what Harry is telling him, and is comforted and healed by the old man’s words. The two unlikely friends make peace with their troubled pasts and forge a new sense of hope for the future
“Meet Dolly Trotter” which encourages the children to get stuck into imaginative writing.
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