Owen and the Soldier

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. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.

Owen And The Soldier was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award.

“For my money, Lisa Thompson is one of the greatest treasures we have in contemporary children’s fiction.  She effortlessly blends sentiment with skill, creating stories that excite the mind while tugging the heart.  A rare, brilliant talent.”  -Maz Evans

“A clever, thought-provoking story.” -Emma Carroll

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