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When Dad Was Away (Hardcover)

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By Liz Weir, Karin Littlewood (Illustrator)
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When Mum tells Milly that Dad has been sent to prison, Milly feels angry and confused. She can't believe her dad won't be at home to read her stories and make her laugh.But soon Mum takes Milly and her brother Sam to visit Dad in prison, and a week later a special package arrives at home - a cd of Milly's favourite animal stories, read especially for her by Dad. At Christmas the family go to a party at the prison, and in the spring there's an even better surprise for Milly and Sam.

About the Author

Liz Weir is a professional storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland. Formerly children's librarian for the city of Belfast, she now works extensively in schools and prisons, and travels the world telling stories to adults and children. She lives in Belfast, U.K.Karin Littlewood's acclaimed picture books include The Color of Home, Home for Christmas, Home Now, Catherine's Story, and When Dad Was Away. Also the author of Immi and Sea Horse, she lives in London.

Praise For…

'A moving and thought-provoking book . . . beautifully and sensitively written . . . and stunningly and very atmospherically illustrated.'

This thoughtful, significant book softly underlines coming to terms with family crises.

'This should reassure children who have members of their family in jail.'

Product Details
ISBN: 9781845079130
ISBN-10: 1845079132
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: February 26th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English