Jake's Tower

Elizabeth Laird

'It's good that I've found this secret place. I can come here and make plans. My main plan for the future is my dream house. It's very tall and thin. A tower really. There'll be a lift to whiz me up to the top. No one can get to me up there. It's totally safe.'

In real life, Jake is never safe. He lives in constant fear of his mother's violent boyfriend. But in his imaginary tower he can dream up his own father - the stranger who gave him a cuddle and a fluffy duck the day he was born and went away for ever. Jake doesn't believe dreams ever come true. But sometimes they do - in strange and surprising ways.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780330477901
Published: 08/04/2008

Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird has been nominted five times for the Carnegie Medal, and has won both the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award. Her novels include Secrets of the Fearless, A Little Piece of Groundand Jake's Tower. She and her husband divid...

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