|aThe Junior Great North Run is coming soon to Newcastle Upon Tyne and Liam needs to train. But his elderly neighbor, Harry, needs a hand moving and Liam is asked to help. Little does he know that Harry ran in the Great Run as a young lad and has a very interesting story to tell!.
|aRunners (Sports)|vJuvenile fiction.
|aRunning races|vJuvenile fiction.
|aNewcastle upon Tyne (England)|vJuvenile fiction.
From the masterful David Almond comes a joyful, wistful story of boyhood, running, and tales of days gone by, in a beautiful gift edition illustrated in full color.Liam just wants to go out running with his mates--the Junior Great North Run is not far away, and there's training to be done. But Mam needs him today, to help old Harry clear out his house. And Harry knows a thing or two about running. When he was a lad, he says, he ran from Newcastle to South Shields. "But Harry," says Mam, "it's thirteen miles " Harry grins. "Different days," he says. Here is the story of that day: of sweltering heat, clattering boots, briny sea air, and the heavenly taste of ice cream; the day when Harry and his pals ran and ran and ran through the blazing sunlight all the way to the sea.