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.
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Lisa Thompson Biography
Lisa Thompson worked as a Radio Broadcast Assistant first at the BBC and then for an independent production company making plays and comedy programmes. During this time she got to make tea for lots of famous people. She grew up in Essex and now lives in Suffolk with her family. Her debut, THE GOLDFISH BOY, was a Waterstones Ch
Mike Lowery, creator of the Doodle Adventures(R) series and The Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar, is an illustrator whose work appears in everything from greeting cards to children's books. He lives with his wife and daughter in Atlanta, Georgia.More about Mike Lowery