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The Lost Coat-bookcover

By: Sue Ellis

The Lost Coat

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All the children’s coats in the school cloakroom are chatting happily with each other about their day. One coat, however, has a horrible, shameful secret! What could that secret be? Find out how one lonely coat turns into a cool coat when its owner makes wise choices!

In The Lost Coat, Sue Ellis sensitively handles the difficult topic of knife crime and gang culture in a gentle way for young children to read and discuss. Children, parents, grandparents and teachers will enjoy the humour in the story and agree that sharing a problem with others helps keep us all safe, happy, hopeful, optimistic and confident.


In the same vein as Sue Ellis’s first two books, Gorgeous Gwendolen Goose and Other Stories and Proud Patrick Peacock and Other Stories, The Lost Coat encourages all readers to be the best version of themselves!

The Ben Kinsella Trust, one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK, will receive a donation from the royalties received for the purchase of this book to help them in their wonderful work campaigning against knife crime and help educate young people about its dangers.

Sue Ellis has been working in the world of education for over thirty years, formerly as a secondary school teacher, followed by a Behaviour and Attendance adviser and now a visiting lecturer. She has a wide experience of listening to children's views and frustrations from the pupils she has taught, and bringing up her own two children.
Sue has written these stories for children to enjoy reading about quirky, sassy birds making their way in life through good times and bad, making positive decisions. Sue hopes that her readers will then discuss their feelings about the stories and learn, in turn, to make positive decisions in their own lives.
Sue was born in Liverpool and spent her early years in Crosby. She has lived in York with her husband and family for over thirty years.

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