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When Phoebe and her brother Adam get left with a baby they are determined to keep her a secret. Although their parents have always fostered children they are currently living apart so it just doesn’t seem the right moment to introduce a new baby into the home. Instead, with little knowledge and no previous experience, Phoebe and Adam look after her in their shed. Can they keep Iris safe and can they keep her a secret? Phoebe tells their story vividly bringing to life the complication of their situation against a vibrant background of an unusual family life.
'But we don't know the first thing about looking after babies.' Phoebe's mum and dad are foster parents, and they're having a tough time. Her dad's moved out for bit, and her little foster brothers are playing up. So when Phoebe and her brother Adam find a baby abandoned in their den, they decide to try and look after her themselves...
A delightful and moving story -- Clare Maltby Booksellers Choice, The Bookseller
|Publication date:||6th February 2014|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Aoife Walsh lives in Oxford with her husband and three children. She quite likes cooking, and quizzes when she knows the answers, and reading, and excellent American television. And cakes and fine wines. Read a note from the author here.More About Aoife Walsh
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