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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.
|Publication date:||10th April 2014|
|Publisher:||A & C Black (Childrens books) an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Jonny Zucker worked in radio, played in several bands and worked as a stand-up comedian and a teacher. He wrote more than 100 books and won or was shortlisted for numerous awards. The first book in his Monster Swap series was selected for Richard and Judy's Children's Reading Club and his Max Flash series was part of the Boys into Books Campaign. over thirty books for adults, teenagers and children. He died on 27th November 2016 at the age of 49.More About Jonny Zucker