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Children's Nonfiction Drama

The Jumbo Book of Drama

by (author) Deborah Dunleavy

illustrated by Jane Kurisu

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2004
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2004
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.


Filled with fun and entertaining activities to suit the needs of the class clown, the wallflower or the natural-born actor, The Jumbo Book of Drama will help kids discover and hone their dramatic abilities. With 200 pages of theater games, plays, sample scripts, costume ideas, a glossary and more, this book provides all the inspiration they'll need to really get their act together!

About the authors

Deborah Dunleavy is an award-winning author, storyteller and musician. The Jumbo Book of Music and The Jumbo Book of Drama draw upon her wealth of experience as an arts facilitator. Deborah lives in Brockville, Ontario in the heart of the 1000 Islands.

Deborah Dunleavy's profile page

Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Jane Kurisu's profile page


  • Short-listed, Disney Adventures Book Award
  • Winner, Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
  • Winner, National Parenting Publications Award

Editorial Reviews

[T]his is a real achievement: a hugely useful book for any aspiring thespian.

Quill & Quire

This concise introduction is sure to motivate young actors and give them the chance to explore both the performance and design elements of the theater.

This may have been written for children, but adults who work with young people will find the book immensely useful. A worthwhile addition to drama collection in school or public libraries.


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