My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Told through the eyes of ten-year-old Jamie, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece sensitively tackles issues around grief, terrorism, racism and bullying.
We meet Jamie in the midst of his family falling apart after the traumatic death of his older sister Rose - her urn on the mantelpiece the only constant in an otherwise unsettling life.
His mother leaves, his father turns to alcohol, and faced with the daunting prospect of their new school in the Lake District, Jamie and his sister Jasmine are left to fend for themselves.
With surprising friendships and cunning plans, Jamie and Jas muddle through in the way that only children can. A book that perfectly captures the world and its confusing issues from a child's point of view.