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My Brother's Ghost Allan Ahlberg

Puffin
Paperback / softback 80 pages

ISBN:
9780141306186
Size:
198 x 129 x 5mm
Published:
1st Feb 2001
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Interest age: from c 9 years
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Overview

Frances Foggarty, now in her fifties, remembers her childhood.. When she was nine her ten-year-old brother, Tom, was hit by a milk-float and killed. He returns after the funeral and Frances's story is of her new relationship with Tom, the ghost and 'guardian angel'. Frances wears a caliper as a result of polio and she and her young brother live with a rather tyrannical aunt. In this touching tale of loss, hardship and endurance Frances comes to terms with Tom's death and moves on in her life.

Author

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is a fulltime writer. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLYCHRISTMAS POSTMAN - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. Allan now lives in London.

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