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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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...
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
Interest Age: From 9
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