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Tiny Prisoners

by Maggie Hartley


Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep.

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  • Pages:
  • 288 Pages
  • Date of publication:
  • 28th July 2016
  • Publisher:
  • Orion
  • ISBN:
  • 978-1409165354

Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse, violence and neglect.

Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted. The outside world terrifies them; the sound of the doorbell sends them into a panic that takes hours to abate. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heart-breaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.

From emotionally scarred and damaged little children, we see how – with warmth and dedication – Maggie transforms their lives. As this moving story unfolds, we share Maggie’s joy when these children finally smile again, when they realise they do have a future after all.

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