When Dad Was Away

Author(s): Liz Weir

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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...


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

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. Weir is the author of two collections of stories for children, Boom Chicka Boom and Here, There and Everywhere. She has presented 'The Gift of the Gab', a storytelling series for BBC Radio Ulster. KARIN LITTLEWOOD studied Graphic Design at Newcastle University, followed by an MA in illustration at Manchester University. Swallow Journey was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2001. Her titles for Frances Lincoln are The Colour of Home, Catherine's Story (ISBN 9781845076559), Home Now (ISBN 9781845071059) and Home for Christmas (ISBN 9781845071370) She lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9781845079130
  • : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • : Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • : June 2012
  • : 270mm X 214mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Liz Weir
  • : Hardback
  • : 2012
  • : Karin Littlewood
  • : 823.914
  • : 32
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations