Owen and the soldier
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2020 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 from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy.
5AR For reluctant readers (children), YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YFN Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), YFS School stories (Children's / Teenage), YXG Personal & social issues: death & bereavement (Children's / Teenage), YXL Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage)