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The Runaways

By Ulf Stark
Illustrated by Kitty Crowther

Grandson and grandpa run away together for a one-night adventure in this chapter book from Swedish great Ulf Stark

“I hate the food here,” Grandpa said. “ They’ve taken all the joy out of it. Not even the water tastes any good.” “Perhaps you should run away,” I suggested. “I did a lot of that when I was young,” he said. “But I think it’s a bit late now...” But by the time I had to leave for the bus, we’d made a plan.

  • An adventure novel filled with warmth and humour
  • A good book for dads, sons and granddads
  • Illustrations by ALMA recipient Kitty Crowther (Stories of the Night)

About the author

Ulf Stark was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1944. He has written around thirty books for children and young adults, translated into more than twenty languages. He has won many prizes in Sweden and internationally, including the German Youth Literature Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

About the illustrator

Kitty Crowther received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2010.

ISBN: 9781776572342
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Dimensions: 144 x 204mm, 136pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/08/19 at 01:15:59
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