Harry Miller’s Run

Harry Milllers runEleven-year-old Liam is an enthusiastic runner who, with his mates, has entered his first Junior Great North Run. He visits an elderly neighbor, Harry Miller, who is about to move into a nursing home and who his mum helps to look after. Harry tells that he ran the thirteen-mile race from Newcastle to the sea at South Shields when he was a lad in 1938. This touching and uplifting story about friendship is illustrated with detailed black and white drawings. The Great North Run is an actual English athletic event. mjw
Title: Harry Miller’s Run
Author: David Almond
Illustrator
: Salvatore Rubbino
Publisher
: Walker Books Ltd., London
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: English
Original copyright:
2008
ISBN
: 978-1-4063-6224-4
Hardcover pages
: 64
Age range
: 7 up
Genre
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: England
Author’s ethnicity
: British
Author’s residence
: Northumberland, England
Illustrator’s residence
: London
Awards
: Author has won 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Medal
Subjects
: Friendship, Marathon running, Reminiscing in old age, Running

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