The Fifth Day of Christmas

by Carol Owens



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/1/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781420891201

About the Book

KJ is a 10 year-old boy who has gone to live with his grandparents after his family has been torn apart by domestic violence.  Grief-stricken and traumatised he is unable to talk about what he has seen until an unexpected turn of events makes him realise that there is something he can do to salvage what is left of his family - if only he can find a way to talk about it.  Eventually KJ is able to begin to tell his story by drawing a series of pictures and the surprise arrival of another family member strengthens his resolve to do whatever he can to bring his family back together - but will it be in time for Christmas?


About the Author

Carol Owens, the author of The Fifth Day of Christmas, lives in Milton Keynes in England with her husband.  She has three adult children.  Carol has worked as playleader in a pre-school and a special needs welfare assistant in a middle school in a fairly deprived area.  As a mature social sciences student she wrote a dissertation about prisoners'' families, comparing the English and Swedish systems.  For the last eight years she has been running her own childcare business.  She has a good understanding of the problems that children face and how adult behaviour affects them in ways beyond their control which is reflected in this story.