Red Sky in the Morning and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book is eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK. Your order will be picked, packed and dispatched by Amazon. Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Red Sky in the Morning Paperback – Unabridged, 6 Oct 2006


See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, Unabridged
"Please retry"
£5.99
£1.88 £0.01

Trade In Promotion


Frequently Bought Together

Red Sky in the Morning + A Little Piece of Ground + Oranges in No Man's Land
Price For All Three: £16.97

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Unabridged edition (6 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330442902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330442909
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand and always had a burning ambition to travel. She has spent much time abroad in places such as Malaysia, Lebanon, Austria and Ethiopia but now lives with her husband, who is also an author, on the edge of Richmond Park.

Elizabeth says that she feels immensely privileged to be able to earn her living as a writer. She cherishes the freedom of working on her own thing in her own time. She also loves the unexpectedness of writing. She never knows where inspiration will strike next or where it will lead her.

She has written many stories for children, and had a great many of nominations for awards, including being shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal three times. She has also won the Children's Book Award and the Smarties Young Judges Award.

Product Description

Review

'It is, quite simply, a wonderfully moving story about the power of love.' TES --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

'It is, quite simply, a wonderfully moving story' TES I sometimes wonder if I would have loved Ben quite so much if Mum hadn't shown me his feet first. She lifted up the edge of his coverlet, and I saw his tiny, perfect miniature toes, pink as shells, soft as petals. I hadn't ever seen anything so beautiful in my whole life. Anna adores her new baby brother. But when she tells her friends about him, Anna can't quite bring herself to explain that he's different. Ben is profoundly disabled - and he brings a joy to Anna's life that changes it for ever... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Mar. 2003
Format: Paperback
This story is about a girl called Anna. It unfolds with the delivery of her physically and mentally disabled baby brother, Benedict. Although Ben suffered from a disease called "Hydrocephalus" - the source of his disability and physical deformity, Anna loved him nonetheless, in fact, all the more. Further development in the story saw how she overcome and cope with the fear of facing and telling her friends and teachers about Ben's disability. Anna then developed a strong character and sense of maturity as she was able to see the world from a wider perspective. As Anna grew, she taught Ben things and met different kinds of people. Among these people was Tony Maynard, who Anna had a crush on in her younger days. She discovers something about him that she never knew.
I recommend this book as it has a very good and absorbing plot. It portrays the life of a very unique girl that I think it is worth knowing. To all book lovers- Read this book or you will regret it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "lulu90" on 11 Mar. 2003
Format: Paperback
The story is mainly about Anna and Ben,Anna's younger brother,who is the main reason for the changes she encounters in her life.Ben, who is suffering from Hydrocephalus;severe mental and physical disability,brings a joy to Anna's life which is undescribable. Anna,who loves Ben dearly,becomes more mature and aware of people's attitudes towards the disabled as time passes.In growing up,she also learns to understand her younger sister,Katy,whom she once thought of as absolutely horrible,better.Besides the emphasis on the disabled,the story also focuses on family and friendship ties as well as rivalry,school life and infatuation;which is more or less a part of evryone's daily life........
I think that Elizabeth Laird has done a marvellous job by carving out this beautifully,heart-warming,tear-filled and touching novel which has certainly has proven itself to be worthy of being Highly Commended for the 1989 Carnegie medal and shortlisted for the Children's Book Award.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 April 2001
Format: Paperback
Most books you read ,you forget about within a few days, but Red Sky In The Morning is a book your garanteed not to forget.It is a tale of great love and sorrow, a story that will keep you on edge from the day you pick it up till the day you put it down, and for many weeks after that. Anna is an average teenager, with nothing special about her, that is until her disabled brother Benidict comes along.This book goes so deep you get drawn in and feel like you cant escape back to reality.You feel like you want to reach out and love darling little Ben just as much as Anna does.It really gets you thinking, and makes you realise you can love anyone, their not like other children.So next time you see someone who doesn't look right, don't stop and stare, spare a little thought for them.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Jan. 2002
Format: Paperback
I've read it over and over again and still it brings a tear to my eye!The story deals with the complex emotions of a teenager dealing with the disability of her newly born brother, Ben.We also see how this affects other members of her family adjusting to a new baby, with problems. I enjoyed this book as we see the main character, Anna, progressing through her teenage years. Not only does the book sensatively approach the issue of disability but, school, bullying, friendships and the other problems with adolesence. The reader also gains a bond with baby Ben and we too feel as if he is a part of us. At times this autobiographical diary resembles Sue Townsends Adrian Mole , mostly because of the naivety of the central character, Anna. If you want compulsive reading this is the book for you. To summarise ''touching, realistic, funny, tear-jerker''Read it!it'll stay with you forever.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 May 2000
Format: Paperback
This book "Red Sky In The Morning" is a wonderfully touching book. It is brutally honest as the narrator reveals all her innermost thoughts to the readers and it becomes inceasingly difficult to put down as the storyline develops. In the opening stages, Anna is portrayed as a girl who is mature for her age and who wants to contribute to the family by helping out. However, even when her brother Ben is born physically handicapped she is undaunted and she shows even more care and concern for him. It also revolves around the thoughts of Anna's schoolmates and the society around her. This book is so fascinating in a sense that it reflects the harsh reality and unpredictability of human nature. People are not whom they seem to be on the surface. It is about the life of a normal, middle-class teenager whose life is extraordinary and filled with ups and downs. Anna matures a lot in the next few years and after Ben's tragic death as fate would have it, her life has a new twist when she meets Mrs Maynard and Jackie at Mrs Chapman's store. An incredibly real and touching story that will warm all readers hearts. The writing style of the author Elizabeth Laird is frank and easy to understand. I definitely recommend this book ! A superb read!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Dec. 2001
Format: Paperback
This amazingly touching book is all about a young teenagers life.Anna's mother has joyfully fallen pregnant with her third child but without knowing that he has a serios problem,he's got a disease called hydrocephala.On the night of the birth there are tremendous difficulties but luckily Ben was brought into the world of the living and not the dead.The next few years of anna's life was going to be a long journey.For two years now,anna had been leading a double life.After two years anna's double life nad been discovered by her friends in school.Those two years of anna's life were the best she could ever wish for but after that it went down hill fast, but why? what had happened in anna's life? Read this amazing book and find out what happens next?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback