Once Upon a Wartime – Classic War Stories for Children

The Once Upon A Wartime exhibition at Imperial War Museum, London delves into the pages of well-loved children’s books, bringing five stories of war and conflict dramatically to life.

The life-size sets, evocative imagery and fascinating exhibits take families on an immersive journey through the worlds of the books as they explore the themes of war from a child’s perspective.

To accompany the exhibition, the Museum is hosting its very first Children’s Literature Festival this summer from Saturday 13 August to Sunday 21 August. This jam-packed programme of author events and hands-on workshops kicks off with a talk from best-selling author Michael Morpurgo about his stories of war and conflict.

For the full programme of events and booking information, visit the Once Upon A Wartime microsite.

You can also enter a fantastic competition to win signed copies of Little Manfred, Michael Morpurgo’s latest book, and War Horse. Enter now!

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