Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783198689
Binding: PaperBack

Running on the Cracks

Julia Donaldson

PaperBack (30 Nov 2016)

"Run. Keep running. You're doing the right thing. Lay low. Head down. Don't look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks..."

Leo's world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing...she must get out.

In a desperate bid to find the grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. A nationwide hunt for her begins. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?

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ISBN13 9781783198689
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'It’s a thoroughly entertaining introduction to people in the margins, the homeless, the claimants, the mentally ill, dramatized with a sensitive, honest and human approach. Whatever you decide the theatrical genre is, this script is full of heart without being sickly sweet of aggressively painful.' Zeena Rasheed, Drama Magazine

'Young people’s theatre can be a difficult thing to pull off; it’s all too easy to patronise your audience. But Andy Arnold’s new adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s novel does not fall into this trap. It’s neither overly worthy nor heavy-handed, eschewing sentimentality for a more even-handed portrait of a young runaway.' Exeunt Magazine

'Andy Arnold...has freely but sensitively reimagined Julia Donaldson's young adult novel for the stage.The Times

'Running on the Cracks is a novel-turned play which hits its target audience with near perfect aim.' Nouse