About this book
Powerful storytelling in the tradition of Michael Morpurgo and Philippa Pearce for children who love to read. With contemporary themes of war, of memory and loss and a story that spans generations, it is a moving and satisfying novel. Alex's beloved grandfather is sick; his memory is failing and Alex's parents want to put him in a home. Alex has promised Grandad that he won't let that happen; but as Alex knows from his own painful past, keeping promises can come at a very high price. Ages: 9+
Alex's beloved grandfather is sick. His memory is failing, and Alex's parents want to put him in a home. Alex has promised Grandad that he won't let that happen But Alex has broken promises before. Alex can't fail again. But the only way to save Grandad could shatter the family ... and it may also tear Alex apart.
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