From The Bookshelf | The Day War Came

November 5, 2018

Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came and turned your town to rubble.
Imagine if you had to make a dangerous journey all alone, with no welcome at the end.
Imagine you had lost everything and everyone, and then a child, just like you, gave you something small but very precious…

Written by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
Published by Walker Books

The Day War Came Poem

When the Government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. The Day War Came. 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.

£1 from every copy sold will go to the charity Help Refugees

The combination of the words and thought-provoking illustrations in this book, aid children to put themselves in the shoes of children refugees from war-torn countries. Assisting them to understand how they must feel and how little acts of kindness can mean so much.

Where can I buy The Day War Came?

The Day War Came is available to buy from Amazon in a hardback edition. It is also available from leading book retailers such as Waterstones.

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Walker Books – The Day War Came

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1 Comment

  • Lorna Ledger November 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Wow, what a poignant book, and a great way to start a conversation with a little one

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