My Name is Leon.

De Waal, Kit.

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When Leon is nine his brother Jake is born. They have to go and live with Maureen, not their mother Carol. But then Jake has to be given to strangers and Leon struggles to cope with his anger. A tender and heartbreaking story of love, identity, and learning to overcome unbearable loss.


SKU: 9780241207093


Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. Their mum isn't feeling herself, so they've gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, and wearing Pretend faces. They are threatening to give Jake to strangers. Since Jake is white and Leon is not. Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how - just when we least expect it - we manage to find our way home.

Book Details

Author De Waal, Kit.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint Viking
Number of Pages 272
Publish Date 30/05/2016
Catalogue CIV01
Catalogue book number 15