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Jake is an unhappy little boy whose dream is to live in a tower, protected by a moat and a drawbridge. His room would be at the tower's very top, where he would always be safe and happy. In real life, Jake is never safe and he's seldom happy. He is often beaten by his mother's boyfriend, and his real father is somewhere far away. All Jake knows is that his real father gave him a cuddle and a fluffy duck on the day he was born, then went away, never to return. But that was many years ago. Finally, life becomes so unbearable for both Jake and his mother that they run away, seeking protection at the home of a formidable grandmother who has always refused to acknowledge Jake's existence. Jake's Tower is a powerful and realistic story for young readers that recounts a child's painful journey from despair to hope and love. (Ages 9-12)

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Hardback Editions

July 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Jake's Tower
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0-606-28850-3 / 978-0-606-28850-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jake's Tower NWS (New Windmills)
Author(s): Ms Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0-435-13069-2 / 978-0-435-13069-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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July 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Jake's Tower
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0-613-70762-1 / 978-0-613-70762-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bt Bound
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November 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jake's Tower
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0-333-96215-X / 978-0-333-96215-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jake's Tower
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 1-5098-2671-8 / 978-1-5098-2671-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jake's Tower (PB)
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
ISBN: 0-330-39803-2 / 978-0-330-39803-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Children's Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jake's Tower
Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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