A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar.
Owen and his mum are struggling. It’s just the two of them now and they’re finding it difficult to ask for the help they need. When Owen discovers a battered old war memorial in the local park, he finds great comfort in confessing his worries to the memorial’s war wearied soldier. No matter what Owen says the soldier just sits and listens, and most days, that’s all that Owen needs. But the council want to get rid of the soldier and Owen’s scared he won’t be able to get by without him. If he could just show everyone how important the memorial is, maybe this time Owen won’t be left to cope on his own…