Little Prisoners: A tragic story of siblings trapped in a world of abuse and suffering [NOOK Book]

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a harrowing and moving memoir about two innocent and frightened ‘unfosterable’ children who do not know what it means to be loved.This is the third book in the series.The shock that strikes Casey and her family when Ashton and Olivia arrive is immeasurable. Two dirty, frightened little waifs stand before them, huge eyes staring around their new surroundings. Ashton – 9, Olivia – 6, have the same urchin look; hair running wild with head lice, filthy nails and skin ...
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Little Prisoners: A tragic story of siblings trapped in a world of abuse and suffering

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Overview

From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a harrowing and moving memoir about two innocent and frightened ‘unfosterable’ children who do not know what it means to be loved.This is the third book in the series.The shock that strikes Casey and her family when Ashton and Olivia arrive is immeasurable. Two dirty, frightened little waifs stand before them, huge eyes staring around their new surroundings. Ashton – 9, Olivia – 6, have the same urchin look; hair running wild with head lice, filthy nails and skin covered in scabs. And the smell is horrific. The eldest two children of a group of five siblings, Casey had only been told they were coming two days earlier. But it was an emergency, temporary placement, and they were only due to stay a couple of weeks…Casey is desperate to help these poor, lost children, who have been taken away from their family because they were considered at risk, but before she can even start to understand the horrific things that have happened in the past, she has to teach them the most basic of behaviours. Ashton and Olivia have no barriers and no sense of what’s right and wrong – her challenges begin with the toilet and eating habits.The weeks roll into months and the months roll on, but bit by bit the children are starting to feel like they truly belong to a family, for the first time. With this new found security and love, gradually they start to reveal what really happened to them and their siblings at home, and slowly Casey can help them start to rebuild their young lives.Includes a sample chapter of Too Hurt To Stay.

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for six years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home.As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care.Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping.Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren.The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007436613
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/7/2012
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 21,369
  • File size: 950 KB

Meet the Author

Casey Watson, who writes under a pseudonym, is a specialist foster carer. She and her husband, Mike, look after children who are particularly troubled or damaged by their past.Before becoming a foster carer Casey was a behaviour manager for her local comprehensive school. It was through working with these ‘difficult’ children – removed from mainstream classes for various reasons – that the idea for her future career was born.Casey is married with two children and three grandchildren.
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  • Posted May 1, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Summary: Little Prisoners by Casey Watson This is a short but t


    Summary: Little Prisoners by Casey Watson
    This is a short but thorough chapter by chapter review of the book Little Prisoners. Since I trained as an English teacher, I’m not overly fond of books that summarize novels because they are all too frequently abused by students who are looking for a short cut instead of reading the assigned materials. However, when used as a tool for reviewing a book prior to a test or when refreshing the memory, books like this can be a useful resource. As a resource, this particular summary is excellent. It is very well written, lucid, thorough, and provides a well formatted chapter by chapter overview of Little Prisoners. It includes pertinent information about both the characters and the events that are important in understanding the book. I can recommend this particular version highly.

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    A very good book!


    I found this book hard to put down! It has moments where it brought tears to my eyes. It is well written book it has you feeling the author's emotions right from the start. For me, it had me in tears at the end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Hahahahahaha

    It was funny when Ashton said to Olivia: "Yes you are a pissy pants!! Your always pissing yourself!!!!" Then Olivia started beating him up and calling him names. Poor, poor little Ashton. This is a GREAT, funny, and REALLY sad story all in one. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY FOR LITTLE ASHTON AND OLIVIA!!!!!!!!!!

    "God bless thier souls. For thy shall find there path, and be ok."
    - me.

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Not

    I was looking for this fustrading!

    1 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    To all

    OK DONT TELL OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THIS ROLEPLAY I AM TRUSTING YOU IN YOUR HANDS???? OK?? AND IMMA GONNA GIVE YOU THE MISSION

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Stan

    "Decline mission"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Bailey

    Decline miasion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Iceear

    Fly in and grabs frost heart and flys out

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    Posted December 14, 2013

    Tartblood

    Grabs Lilac

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Skittles

    *Grabs a squirming Peachy Pie.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Blue lightning

    Drags cassiopiea to the factory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Mee toooooooo

    I want to be a test subject

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Can i be a test subject?

    Please? Reply to Laylia.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    X-23

    "Its.annoying."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Neko

    "Just us.."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Test subject

    Can i join

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    RM?

    I might know you...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Neko

    "Hello?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Zero

    The robot cuts down the cages with his blue katana. Setting everyone free. Then it seems to vanish. Becoming invisible.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 1, 2013

    Aiisha

    Hiyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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