Running on a Patchwork of Earth by Jonny Zucker

Running on a Patchwork of Earth

Written by Jonny Zucker
Illustrated by Emmanuel Cerisier
Part of the Black Cats Series


Running on a Patchwork of Earth by Jonny Zucker

AK is one of the best runners in his school and a shining athletics career beckons... until his dad's job uproots the family from Kenya to cold, wet London. Now AK has no friends, no coach, nowhere to run, and a school bully to handle. But when the bully's father, a washed-up runner, takes an interest in AK's training, it might make all the difference to AK. Can he patch together a new life in England - and can he start to win again? Nominated for the Portsmouth Children's Book Award, 2015, Running on a Patchwork of Earth is a compelling modern story of immigration, culture clash and the power of sport. Funny, exciting or a little bit spooky, Black Cats are fast-paced stories with short chapters and illustrations throughout - stepping stones to reading confidence.

About the Author

Jonny Zucker

Jonny Zucker has worked in radio, played in several bands and has worked as a stand-up comedian and a teacher. He started writing full-time and has now written over thirty books for adults, teenagers and children. These include the Venus Spring books for Piccadilly Press and the Max Flash for Stripes. He also wrote the Festival Time! series for Frances Lincoln. He lives in London with his family.

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112 pages


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Featherstone an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st March 2014



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