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Description - My Brother's Ghost by Allan Ahlberg

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' 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141306186
ISBN-10: 0141306181
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 5mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Allan Ahlberg

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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