Poppy's Hero by Rachel Billington
  

Poppy's Hero

Written by Rachel Billington

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Winner of the 2013 Leeds Book Awards 9-11 age category This is an accomplished and perceptive story of a feisty, yet angry and bewildered girl as she deals with the pain of her dad's downfall when he goes to prison. Rachel Billington tenderly explores the complex emotions of children like Poppy.

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Synopsis

Poppy's Hero by Rachel Billington

When Poppy discovers that her father Frank is in prison, she is angry and bewildered. Seeing her wonderful, heroic father in a London prison looking pale, subdued and in prison clothes, she suddenly has a brilliant idea: to free her father. She and her friend Will invent all kinds of escape ideas for him - until she hears that he has been removed to a prison far away on an island, with five years to serve. But when the prison decides to stage a musical using professionals and prisoners, Frank is picked for the lead role. It is then that the questions begin...

Reviews

Praise for Startime:

‘Touching and funny…’ - The Financial Times

Praise for There's More to Life:

‘Suspend all disbelief and just enjoy this story of feisty independent youngsters, an old, old romance and adventures galore’ - Carousel magazine

‘Thank you for your lovely book it is brilliantly written! And I hope many people read and enjoy it, ‘cause I certainly did!’ Aiden, 9.

About the Author

Rachel Billington

Poppy's hero is Rachel Billington's fifth novel for children. She's also published twenty adult novels, the latest, The Missing Boy, about a thirteen year old who runs away from home. Rachel has been an editor and regular contributor to Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners, since it was founded over twenty years ago. Insights arising from her prison work emerges in this new childrens' novel. She has four children and five grandchildren, all keen readers. Rachel is married to the film and theatre director, Kevin Billington. They have four children, five grandchildren, and live in Notting Hill, London and near Sherborne, Dorset.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Author

Rachel Billington
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Author's Website

www.rachelbillington.com/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th January 2012

ISBN

9781847801920

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