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When Dad Was Away

Title

When Dad Was Away

Authors

Liz Weir

Illustrator

Karin Littlewood

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781845079130

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison

Annotation

When Milly's dad is sent to prison, she feels angry and confused. She can't believe her dad won't be at home to read her stories. 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.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

prison; children of prisoners; stories; visitation; sadness

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

When Dad Was Away

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