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The Runaways (Paperback)

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Description


Two friends, fighting their way home . . .

SHANTI and her calf TARA are beautiful circus elephants.
HARVEY is the faithful old collie who leads the show.
In war they will perform their most death-defying trick yet.

When the First World War seizes Europe, Cullen's Circus is forced to close. The men are sent to fight and the animals are torn apart from their keepers, and each other. But while Shanti must help on a farm, it's little Tara who faces a far worse fate. . .

Separated too soon from her mother, Tara's life is in danger. Only old, brave Harvey can bring them back together. And so side-by-side, dog and elephant set out on an extraordinary journey across the English countryside - but can the unlikely friends find Shanti in time?

About the Author


Megan Rix is the hugely popular author of animal adventure books set in the modern day and key periods of history, including World Wars I and II, the Great Fire of London, and the Suffragettes fight for women's right to vote. An animal lover and dog-trainer, Megan draws inspiration from her own adorable dogs.

Praise For…


If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this - - Express

A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate - - The Times

Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers - - LoveReading


Product Details
ISBN: 9780141357645
ISBN-10: 0141357649
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: May 7th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English