Dad's in prison ISBN: 9780713650945
Cain, Sandra, Speed, Margaret and Mukhida, Zul
Published by A. & C. Black, 1999
Simon and Mark's father is arrested and must go to prison. The boys are sad, but pleased when mum tells them they will be able to visit. There is a thorough explanation of the family's three hour trip to see dad and of all the things that happen to them while they are there - such as being searched and having to leave all their belongings in lockers. They are very sad to leave, but look forward to the next time and letters help. Colour photographs show an ordinary family coping with a difficult and unusual situation with great honesty.
Age: 5+