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The Runaways
  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453803
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Runaways




Reissued in stunning new livery, The Runaways is a riveting adventure for 9-12 year olds by Guardian Award winning author, Ruth Thomas

Julia and Nathan have no friends to speak of. They're misfits of Mrs Henrey's class - awlays the last to be picekd for the team, and always without a partner. Then they discover a stash of money in a deserted house and suddenly, instant popularity seems just around the corner. But so is trouble, in the shape of the adults who start asking difficult questions. There is only one thing the pair can do now, and that is to run away!

  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453803
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas was born in Wellington, Somerset, in 1927. She received a BA Honours Degree in English and a Diploma in Education from Bristol University and went on to teach in a number of primary schools in the East End of London. Ruth began writing soon after she retired in 1985. Her first novel The Runaways won The Guardian Children's Fiction Award. This was followed by four further critically acclaimed novels including The Secret, which was televised by Thames Television. She died in 2011.

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Praise for The Runaways

If anyone is more on the wavelength of 9 - 11 year olds . . . I would like to know

Observer

A fast-moving and totally absorbing adventure story

Books for Keeps

The drawing together of two children has hardly been done better since The Secret Garden

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