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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 Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472905345
Publication date: 10th April 2014
Author: Jonny Zucker
Illustrator: Emmanuel Cerisier
Publisher: A & C Black (Childrens books) an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About Jonny Zucker

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.

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