Run: Puffin Classics Edition by Eric WaltersRun: Puffin Classics Edition by Eric Walters

Run: Puffin Classics Edition

byEric Walters

Paperback | November 5, 2013

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Winston MacDonald is in trouble. He’s been suspended from school and he’s run away from home. After the police pick him up, he is sent to spend time with his father—a newspaper columnist who hasn’t been around much since the family split up a year ago.

Travelling to Nova Scotia with his father, who is covering what he thinks is just a human interest story about a young man trying to run across Canada, Winston spends some time with Terry Fox and Terry’s best friend, Doug. Their determination to achieve what seems like an impossible goal makes a big impression on Winston and he takes courage and inspiration from Terry’s run. He is overjoyed when his father’s article about the Marathon of Hope ignites public interest across the country.

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He...
Title:Run: Puffin Classics EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143187902

ISBN - 13:9780143187905


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Good, not great. Recommend for young teens (grade 7, 8)
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from bravo Terry Fox is a hero. Eric is a legend. Together, this will not disappoint.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching I read this years back in middle school and remember crying because I was so touched by the story, the characters, and Terry Fox. This was the book that made me start reading and enjoying reading. Truly a great story for a young reader.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loooved this i am in grade six i find Eric Walters a very good author he knows just how to express a teens feelings and actions. i borrowed this book from my class and read it 3 times straight now i am ORDERING it. i can read it again many times. Winston is the main character its from his P.O.V
Date published: 2016-11-22

Editorial Reviews

"Walters is a practised storyteller with a flair for dialogue." - The Globe and Mail

"Whether it's raising money for cancer research, as he does with this book, or raising awareness about ignorance and the potential we have to overcome it, or whether it's with the Creation of Hope orphanage in Kenya he started, Eric lives what he believes—that we all have the ability to be kind." - Deborah Ellis