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Harry Miller's Run

By David Almond
Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino
Published by Walker


Price £7.99
Publisher Walker

This story centres around Liam, a young boy taking part in the Junior Great North Run who just wants to train with his friends. His mother, however, has other ideas and instead takes him to help out Harry Miller, an old man with a fantastic story to tell. Salvatore Rubbino’s clever illustrations complement the emotion of the story beautifully, moving from greys and blues to illustrate the sadness of Harry Millers last day in his home as he prepares to move to St Mary’s Nursing Home to a palette of vibrant colours as he recollects the wonderful memories of the day he ran with his friends to South Shields from Newcastle. A poignant and evocative tale from the unique voice of a master storyteller. This story was originally published in the collection Half a Creature from the Sea (Walker £6.99 9781406365597)