My Dad?s a Policeman

My Dad?s a Policeman

by Cathy Glass

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My Dad?s a Policeman by Cathy Glass

The second novel, and first quick read title, from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother. Lonely, bullied and desperate for a life of happiness and security he tells everyone he meets his dad's a policeman.Fast-paced and compelling, this short story from Cathy Glass follows the experiences of a Ryan, a small and lonely 12-year-old boy who struggles to fit in. In an attempt to make friends, and discourage the school bullies from picking on him, Ryan tells his peers that his dad is a policeman. When the police actually turn up on Ryan's doorstep, to take him away from his alcoholic mother and put him in care, his life crumbles.It's not long before Ryan has run away, taking a long bus ride back across the city, desperate to get back to the inner-city life he knows. Keeping a low profile, and sneaking in to his best friend's house late a night for shelter, he soon discovers that he's not the only one who appears to be stretching the truth about the happiness of his home life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007374755
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Edition description: Quick Reads edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 801,781
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

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My Dad's a Policeman 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most important.  This is not a book.  It is a short story, with the emphasis on short. It's a feel good story, but is not a very accurate represenation of long term foster care.
Lisa Chadwell More than 1 year ago
As always, Cathy Glass brings the realization of abuse to life. We know it goes on all around us but we choose to not look and see.  This was an okay short story, but does not compare to the full length longer stories told by Ms. Glass. I would suggest read it if you  are only looking for a short read. If not, definitely read her longer books like Damaged, and The Night the Angels came. It takes a truly exceptional individual to foster these children and help them to understand they are loved and have self worth. 
hereinmusicland More than 1 year ago
Definitely a very short story, not a novel. Don't know why it's described as such? But it's a lovely short read.
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I couldn't put this book down.
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Lanie-Girl_0513 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. Although it is very short and could have been longer, the story was very good and what started out sad ended with a happy ending. Another true story about foster care by Cathy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book it was short so thats y i didnt rate it a 4 or 5 but i think all he rbooks are amazing
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I bought the book and cant read it. Everything else on my nook i can read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From boy's point of view.