Owen and the Soldier (Paperback)
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Owen and the Soldier (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 03/06/2019
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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2020

A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park. Only Owen understands how important he is.

At home, Owen and his mum are struggling and there's nobody he can talk to. Hidden away in the park, Owen feels free to be himself. When the war-weary soldier is listening, his worries slip away.

But nobody else cares about the soldier, and the town council want to tear him down. Owen's the only one who can save him but can he find the courage to speak up before it's too late?

A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy.

Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
ISBN: 9781781128657
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A clever, thought-provoking story that draws parallels between past and present conflicts, and how we remember those lost so that we can move on" -- Emma Carroll
"For my money, Lisa Thompson is one of the greatest treasures we have in contemporary children's fiction ... A rare, brilliant talent" -- Maz Evans

"A beautiful tale of a courageous young man who overcomes his fears to stand up for what he believes. Lisa Thompson writes stories that must be written. Here, she sensitively weaves complex ideas of young carers, social anxiety and remembrance into a story that somehow remains light and accessible" -- Book Trust


"This truly incredible tale that comes from the heart is both a gift and a gentle reminder of remembrance ... No one writes stunning stories with the depth of emotion and empathy quite like Lisa does" -- Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher
"As a reader you can't help but feel an instant affinity to the main character in this story. At once you sense the pain and loneliness of a young boy with a kind heart ... The unpatronising simplicity and easy connection with the protagonist have made it a favourite quick read in my class" -- Just Imagine

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“Heart-warming”

What a truly heart-warming read...
Owen and his mum are really struggling at home, they don't want to ask for help and Owen is trying his best. At school a new library is opening and Owen has been asked to read a... More

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Helpful? Upvote 34

“Small but perfectly formed.”

Another joy of a read from one of my favourite modern children’s authors. Published by the wonderful Barrington Stoke, it’s a perfect read for reluctant readers and for children with dyslexia, or even simply just... More

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snailycanflyy

“For something so small, it's full of so much”

I knew I'd have to have the tissues ready for this one.

Lisa Thompson is one of the most talented writers in children's fiction today, and she has a knack for crafting stories that, whilst they cover... More

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