His Fatherís Eyes

His Father’s Eyes
by Ali Cobby Eckermann

Declan is over the moon when his dad comes home, and getting to know Dad’s family is great … but Dad’s stories of the past leave him speechless.

his dad stares at the flames
I had a sister once
Declan hears him mumble

Declan can’t look at
his father’s eyes
he knows he will see
the sadness is back

Text type:
His Father’s Eyes is a narrative text in verse novel form.


  • Absence of family
  • Life changes
  • Loss and fear of loss
  • Discovery of strength through family

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