Armistice Runner

by Tom Palmer

On Sale: 09/06/2018

Armistice Runner

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Armistice Runner

by Tom Palmer

illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole

On Sale: 09/06/2018


About the Book

Tom Palmer celebrates the unsung athletic heroes of the Armistice in a powerful tale of the fell-running messengers on the front-line of war, publishing for the centenary anniversary of the end of WWI.

Lily has lots of worries. She's struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she's losing her gran to Alzheimer's. But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather's diaries from the First World War. Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her gran and even give her the inspiration she needs to push through and win?

Critical Praise

“Tom Palmer has created a poignant story with different voices which manages deftly to explore painful memories of the war while keeping a foot firmly in the present” – Just Imagine

"A real triumph … beautifully-layered in its exploration of memory, loss and courage, emotionally resonating across time and place … Tom Palmer makes every word count, every word beat, every word resonate, pound, ache" – Chris Soul

"Today and yesterday are seamlessly woven together … will move readers in lots of different ways" – LoveReading4Kids

"Without doubt one of the finest war books I have read in a long time" – The Reading Zone

"Powerfully poignant … not to be missed" – Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781781128251
  • ISBN 10: 1781128251
  • Imprint: Barrington Stoke
  • On Sale: 09/06/2018
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Europe
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational

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