What’s in your pocket, Peg?

Primary History article

By Penny Byrne, published 13th March 2023

A story book about living in Jersey during German Occupation in World War II

What’s in your pocket, Peg? is a story book about Jersey which experienced German occupation throughout most of World War II. We wanted to create a book that appealed to children across different primary age groups, helping them to imagine the first-hand life experiences of a child alive at that time. The main story is aimed at middle primary. However, the repeating motif takes very young readers (nursery and reception) through the whole story and war, even though it is only a very short version. The timeline and information pages (inside front and back) are more usually used by Years 5 and 6...

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