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Running On The Cracks

Written by Julia Donaldson

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A thrilling corkscrew of a novel that twists and turns weaving several strands of story into one compelling narrative, and the first novel from an established and bestselling picture book author for younger readers. Orphaned after the death of her parents in an air crash, Leo runs away from the aunt and uncle who are looking after her and makes her way to Glasgow to search for her grandparents. Rescued from the street by Mary who takes her in to join her collection of strange friends cared for by the community psychiatric nurse, Leo needs all the help she can get with her search. Findlay’s in trouble too, but he’s determined to help Leo in any way that he can. But someone out there is also after Leo. Can the children outwit their pursuers if they can remember not to step on the cracks?

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Running On The Cracks Synopsis

14-year-old Leo runs away from her aunt and uncle's home, where she has been living since the sudden death of her musician parents. Leo is driven away by the disturbing behaviour of her uncle. But she is not just wanting to escape her life: she wants to discover the secret behind the feud between her father and his Chinese family.

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ISBN: 9781405222334
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405222334
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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