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Running on the Cracks

Running on the Cracks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Donaldson, Julia
Adapted by Arnold, Andy

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A new play for young people adapted from the novel. Written by the acclaimed writer of The Gruffalo.

ISBN 9781783198689
Barcode 9781783198689
Published 1 February 2017 by Oberon Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781783198689
ISBN-10 1783198680
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oberon Books Ltd
Imprint Oberon Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 February 2017
International Publication Date 18 October 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Donaldson, Julia
Adapted by Arnold, Andy
Category Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade;General/trade
Dewey Code 822.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

Run. Keep running. You're doing the right thing. Lay low. Head down. Don't look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks... Leo's world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing...she must get out. In a desperate bid to find the grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. A nationwide hunt for her begins. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Leo's plight is universal and sure to attract the attention and empathy of many American teens. -- Booklist This fast-paced, richly characterized Scottish import, imbued with the important message that friends are the family you choose, will be a boon to libraries looking to add more world literature to their teen collections. -- Kirkus Reviews This engaging, bittersweet story follows biracial British teenager Leonora ('Leo') Watts-Chan... The fast pace and short chapters should appeal to readers, who will celebrate the hopeful ending. -- Publishers Weekly
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Julia Donaldson was born in 1948. She grew up in London and studied Drama and French at Bristol University. She worked for a few years in publishing and as a teacher, while also writing and performing songs and street theatre with her husband Malcolm, and writing and directing two musicals for children. She then combined a career writing songs for children's television with bringing up a family. In 1993, one of her songs was made into a book, A Squash and a Squeeze. Since then she has written over a hundred books and plays for children and teenagers, including the award-winning rhyming stories The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale and Zog, all illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which are among the UK's best-selling picture books. Her novel for teenagers, Running on the Cracks, came out in 2009 and won the Nasen Inclusive Children's Book Award. For three years she was writer in residence in Easterhouse, helping local children write and act. She is now patron of the charity Artlink Central which engages artists to work in hospitals, prisons and schools.

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