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  • Published: 30 May 2005
  • ISBN: 9780143302070
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Runner




It's 1919, Richmond football club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job – running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. But things start to get a little too hot for Charlie, so he decides to take the money and run . . .

  • Pub date: 30 May 2005
  • ISBN: 9780143302070
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Robert Newton

Robert Newton works as a firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. His first novel, My Name is Will Thompson, was published in 2001. Since then he has written seven other novels for young people, including Runner, The Black Dog Gang (shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards) and When We Were Two (winner of a Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction). He lives on the Mornington Peninsula with his wife and three daughters.

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