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Runaways by Ruth Thomas
Book DescriptionJulia and Nathan have no friends to speak of. They're misfits of Mrs Henrey's class - awlays the last to be picekd for the team, and always without a partner. Then they discover a stash of money in a deserted house and suddenly, instant popularity seems just around the corner. But so is trouble, in the shape of the adults who start asking difficult questions. There is only one thing the pair can do now, and that is to run away!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099596608
(178mm x 110mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 2-Jun-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Thomas
Home Corner, Paperback (May 2014)
Nineteen-year-old Luisa McKenzie has failed her Scottish Highers and finds herself back at primary school - working as a teaching assistant, a role she never envisaged or wanted. Her old friends have all left town and she spends her days perched in the classroom's Home Corner, answering questions about God and Death and the colour of the sky.
Paper Bag Baby, Paperback (September 2013)
Edward is the school wheeler-dealer with dreams of becoming a millionaire by the time he's twenty. When he finds a mysterious package in the park, he ropes two school-mates into a daring scheme, one that catapults them into an adventure of secrets and intrigue - and his wish seems very close to becoming a reality.
Emma, Paperback (February 2013)View all books by Ruth Thomas
Emma is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive guide to Jane Austen's novel contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text....
US Kirkus Review » In her first children's book, Britisher Thomas offers an endearing tale of two classmates who flee their dreary lives to gad about the English countryside. At first glance, neither child is appealing: Nathan (who is black) is small, sullen, and myopic; and Julia is a mousy, 11-year-old tattletale. Both are shunned in school and don't get much sympathy at home; and both excel at alienating people, including each other. But they meet by chance while cutting school and hide together in an empty house - where they find an envelope stuffed with money. Naturally, flashing large amounts of cash on the playground quickly lands them in hot water; to escape the principal's probing questions and the (largely imagined) wrath of their parents, Nathan and Julia take off, without plans or supplies. As days stretch into weeks the two fumblingly learn how to buy food, clothing, and accommodations, and they also learn - gradually and with plenty of backsliding - how to cooperate with and care for each other. Not a scary problem novel, but rather medium-high adventure. And Thomas draws her characters with sympathy and good humor: Julia has a learning disability but comes to be good with details, and Nathan, an avid reader, is given an active imagination. Finally Julia, who is clumsy to the point of slapstick, breaks her leg and Nathan gives himself up to summon help. A well-wrought, wonderfully human story. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Ruth Thomas
Ruth Thomas was born in Wellington, Somerset, in 1927. She received a BA Honours Degree in English and a Diploma in Education from Bristol University and went on to teach in a number of primary schools in the East End of London. Ruth began writing soon after she retired in 1985. Her first novel The Runaways won The Guardian Children's Fiction Award. This was followed by four further critically acclaimed novels including The Secret, which was televised by Thames Television. She died in 2011.
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