When Rachel's mum runs away from home, Rachel retreats into herself - away from her father who has always kept his distance, away from school, and away from her best friend. Rachel's mum used to say that her dad was a rock, the kind you can always count on. But Rachel doesn't even know if he loves her. And she doesn't know the secrets he's kept since before she was born. This bittersweet story of loss and revelation explores the complex issue of bi-polar disorder and reveals the powerful bond between a father and a daughter.

Hugging the Rock 2008, Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781582462363

Trade paperback

Hugging the Rock 2008, Frances Lincoln Childrens Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781845078300


Hugging the Rock 2006, Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781582461809