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When Poppy discovers that her father Frank is in prison, she is angry and bewildered. Seeing her wonderful, heroic father in a London prison looking pale, subdued and in prison clothes, she suddenly has a brilliant idea: to free her father.

the harsh realities faced by the unlucky children of prisoners.

©2013 Rachel Billington (P)2013 Oakhill Publishing

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“A well observed story inspired by the author’s 20 years of prison work” (Independent on Sunday)
“This is an enjoyable read, for adults as well as for younger readers. It could help adults - inside or outside prison - to think a bit more about the 160,000 children with parents in prison, and what they go through. But far more importantly, it could help children like Poppy who have a parent inside. Her story might help them feel less alone.” (Inside Time)
”Sharply realistic, far removed from many stories on this theme, in which the accusation against a parent turns out to be an unjust and horrible mistake.” (Books for Keeps)

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