Visit from Martin Impy, author and illustrator
We were very lucky to have an illustrator to come in to our school to share his books with us. Martin Impey has illustrated books about WW1 and WW2 and one of these books is called The Christmas Truce. The book he shared with us was called Where the Poppies Now Grow. It is the story of two friends Ben and Ray who sign up to go to war in 1914. He showed us a real 'silent picket' which were used in WW1 to make barbed wire fences in No Mans Land between the trenches. He showed us how to draw barbed wire and also how he drew his characters. We really love listening to Martin and all his amazing stories about his grandma who worked in a bomb factory in WW1. They were called a Canary Girls because of the yellow colour of their hands and hair from handling so much sulfuric acid to make the bombs.
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