Stay Where You Are And Then LeaveFormat: Paperback
John Boyne (author)
Ref: 9780552570589288 pages / Published: 03-Jul-14Lexile level: 880
The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name - on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place . . .
Prize winnerShort-listed for Cheshire School's Book Award 2015 (UK) and Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2015 (UK) and Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 (UK) and Hillingdon Book Award 2015 (UK) and Haringey Children's Book Award 2015 (UK).