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The Lost Gardens Band 17/Diamond by Philip Osment

The Lost Gardens Band 17/Diamond

Part of the Collins Big Cat Series


The Lost Gardens Band 17/Diamond by Philip Osment

Stumbling upon a hidden and forgotten garden, three young friends find themselves transported to World War One, and caught up in the shocking truth of young soldiers sent to fight for their country. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Greenaway winner Michael Foreman, this thought-provoking play helps to bring the First World War into modern day. * Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. * A playscript * Curriculum Links: History: What was it like to live here in the past?

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Publication date

5th January 2011


Philip Osment

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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


56 pages


Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes



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