Helen Cooper

A9
  • A9

    • Helen Cooper

    • David Warner (Read by)

    • Deborah Findlay (Read by)

    • Ewart James Walters (Read by)

    • Jonathan Tafler (Read by)

    • Malcom Tierney (Read by)

    • Oliver Cotton (Read by)

    • Rebecca Saire (Read by)

    Article 9 of the Tokyo Judgement at the end of WWII withdrew from the Japanese constitution the state's right of belligerency. Traumatised and guilt ridden for having killed enemy soldiers in war, Bernard has to attempt to coerce his children to continue his life's work, and makes their awaiting inheritance dependent on their abandoning their present careers and dedicating their lives to the promotion of A9. 1948: Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. The right of belligerency of the State will not be recognised. Starring David Warner, Rebecca Saire, Oliver Cotton, Deborah Findlay, Jonathan Tafler, Ewart James Walters, and Malcolm Tierney. Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

HELEN COOPER is the only illustrator ever to win the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for two consecutive books: THE BABY WHO WOULDN'T GO TO BED, 1996 and PUMPKIN SOUP, 1998. She has had several other successful titles published by Doubleday including LITTLE MONSTER DID IT! and THE BEAR UNDER THE STAIRS, which won the Smarties Young Judges' Award in 1994. Both are now perennial favourites in nurseries, schools, libraries and bookshops. Helen is married to author/illustrator Ted Dewan. They have one daughter and live in Oxford.