On-demand: The Second World War with Jacqueline Wilson

Hosted by CBBC’s Katie Thistleton, this very special Puffin Virtually Live show will teach your class all about what life was like for child evacuees like Shirley during the Second World War.

Join the award-winning Jacqueline Wilson as she celebrates her beautiful and moving new book Wave Me GoodbyeWave Me Goodbye tells the story of a ten-year-old girl called Shirley who is sent away to live in the country with nothing but a tiny suitcase, just as the Second World War begins.

Here are some of the show’s highlights:

  • Jacqueline Wilson discussing life for child evacuees
  • A tour of the Imperial War Museum
  • A draw-along with Nick Sharratt
  • A reading from Wave Me Goodbye
  • Writing tips

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