This book absolutely broke my heart with its incredibly raw truth. It is because of the intensely beautiful, empathetic and heart-rendingly powerful writing from Downham that you will get to know and love Katie, Mary and Caroline.
Books published by David Fickling Books
A tale of human-animal friendship can easily turn mawkish, but The Child’s Elephant strikes the right balance, acknowledging that wildness is preeminent and people and animals can only ever have temporary connections.
Two delightful stories set in 1894 follow the New Cut Gang - a group of youngsters - as they solve crimes and mysteries.