Harry Miller's Run

By David Almond

Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino

"That's reet, lad! Run! There's a wolf at your tail! Run for your lovely life!" A joyful, uplifting story of times gone by, from the internationally acclaimed author of Skellig.

A joyful, uplifting story of times gone by from the internationally acclaimed author of Skellig, illustrated in full colour by the award-winning illustrator of A Walk in London. Liam just wants to go out running with his mates – it’s not long till the Junior Great North Run, and there’s training to be done. But Mam needs him today, to help old Harry clear out his house. Harry knows a thing or two about running. When he was a lad, he says, he ran all the way from Newcastle to South Shields. “But Harry,” says Mam, “that’s thirteen miles!” Harry grins. “Different times,” he says. This is the story of that day: of sweltering heat, clattering boots, briny sea air and the heavenly taste of ice cream; the day when Harry and his pals ran and ran and ran through the blazing sunlight all the way to the sea.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406365924
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 208 x 162 mm
  • Pages: 64

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'First written in association with the Great North Run, this evocative tale inspired by Almond’s own childhood is published here as a full-colour gift edition, with glorious artwork from illustrator Rubbino.' The Bookseller

'This is a wonderful book! The illustrations perfectly match the story, which gives such a strong sense of period. Wonderfully evocative of much simpler times, it leaves a lasting impression of hope for the future and belief in humanity.' Inis Reading Guide

'David Almond's fluid prose flavoured with the evocative cadence of the north-east dialect enables readers to vividly experience old Harry's account of running with three friends from Newcastle to South Shields when he was just a child.' The Bookseller

'David Almond’s fluid prose flavoured with the evocative cadence of the north-east dialect enables readers to vividly experience old Harry’s account of running with three friends from Newcastle to South Shields when he was just a child.' The Bookseller

'“…a joyful, uplifting story of times gone by from the internationally acclaimed author of Skellig, illustrated in full colour by the award-winning illustrator of A Walk in London.' Loma Books

'David Almond’s fast-moving tale brings the past and present together in two stories about childhood and the excitement of running. […] Salvatore Rubbino’s illustrations for this new edition capture the period and the sense of pace brilliantly.' Guardian

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