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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

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781845079130

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; father in prison

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

prison; children of prisoners; stories; visitation; sadness

Diversity Impact

direct

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