Books by Elizabeth Laird
Mamo & Dani form an unexpected alliance while each is sleeping on the streets, and together they join a gang of streetboys, begging but not stealing.
The Castles & the Fletchers are driving back thro' France to Calais and stop for a picnic.
Attitude: Some Care Needed → Fairly Positive
Jake lives with his mother and her violent boyfriend.
12-year-old Anna Peacock is determined to look after her baby brother Ben even though he is hydrocephalous.
Loving acceptance of a handicapped child. The stress this places on his familiy. General attitude of respect towards elderly or less capable people (including a harmless kleptomaniac). Anna's efforts to hold things together. Faith seen as meaningful if not entirely understood. Some vulgarity among teenage girls.
Coping with, Family, Growing-Up