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My Dad's a Policeman (Quick Reads) by [Glass, Cathy]
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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3625 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element; Quick Reads edition edition (17 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004M8RWFW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 333 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,965 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Ryan lives with his mother and younger brother on a run down council estate.
Ryan's mum is an alcoholic and can't look after them. Suddenly Ryan and his brother are taken into care and separated to live with different foster carers. The book is about Ryan's efforts to find his brother so that they can live together as before. Cathy tells the story in the voice of the 12 year old Ryan. Although the book is shorter than her memoirs it certainly packs the action in!
Very enjoyable and the update on Cathy's website is a must.
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Another book by Cathy Glass, i'm a big fan and this once again is brilliantly written. As it is short, and one of the quick reads it also means you can read this book quickly and see if you get a feel for what Cathy writes if you've never read her books before!
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Cathy Glass is a foster parent, so she writes this story based on experience.

Ryan never knew his Dad, but he has to tell people something, and that something is in the title. It transpires that his mother may not even know who his Dad was, as he and his much-loved brother, Tommy, were both conceived during drunken one-night stands. His mother is almost ALWAYS drunk.

Ryan is taken into care, and is separated from his brother. He makes plans and runs away. His best friend takes a risk to harbour him.

The pace is fast, and it is easy to read the whole story in one sitting.

I liked this even more as there were reflections of my own childhood. No, my mother was not forever drunk, and I was not taken into care. But my parents split up when I was very young, and I was forever running away. I like to think that those experiences enhanced my education.

This is a good story, and it could easily have been extended to show what happened to the various characters in the following years. Perhaps Cathy Glass will write that story some day.
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when I first read the synopsis for this book i though "it's cheap so it's probably gonna be a bit on the crap side" but as soon as I started reading I couldn't put it down. Every turn of the page made me want to read more. It was a very touching story but also a very true story that i think many people could relate to. I would recommend this to anyone but think that maybe it's more suited to people over the age of 14/15 as it has some bad bits that I would recommend young teenagers or children read.
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Cathy Glass writes in a very emphatic way, and from a viewpoint as to how a child may be thinking and feeling. I would highly recommend to all Social Workers as it is so important to consider what the child may really be thinking and feeling after removal, despite the fact that it may be in their best interest. It is important to not just assume that a safe, clean environment will automatically resonate with them when there are likely complex feelings of loss, guilt, blame, shock, displacement intermingled with a sense of being somewhere where there is a clean environment, regular meals, clean clothes and so forth, so they will automatically be grateful and settle into acceptance of being placed away from what is their normality. Well done again Cathy.
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This is part of the Quick Reads collection, which are short books by well known authors.

A good little read this was, about a little boy called Ryan who is taken from school one day, adn into a foster home. But he is really worried that his little brother Tommy has been placed in a seperate foster home, and he is really worried about his mother at home alone, without her sons.

Ryan takes off during the first night of his foster placement, and goes home, vows to find Tommy and run away with him. Does it go as it should? Yes, but not in the way Ryan had planned.

No spoilers from me on this one as it's just a short book anyway, but I really enjoyed it!
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Good read but was a very short book, which is not what I am use to from Cathy but still a good read.
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As a retired Foster Carer I can remember the many children we have cared for, and can assure any prospective carer that this is so true, and is just a glimpse of how the children react and how they can change. Such a rewarding career. Thank you Cathy.
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