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The Runaways

The Runaways is an inter-generational adventure filled with warmth and humor from one of the world's great writers for children. Grandpa hates being in hospital. He thinks only of the place… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]


The Horn Book Magazine

“[E]very emotional effect is full earned, and the final beat. . . .is deeply affecting.”—The Horn Book Magazine


The New York Times

“The Runaways is flat-out hilarious. And shocking. And weird.”—The New York Times



“An unusual adventure story with a core of mutual grandfather-grandson affection.”—starred, Booklist


Publishers Weekly

“Stark straightforwardly conveys family tensions, end-of-life concerns, and intergenerational adoration alongside an archipelago’s worth of vivid details . . .”—starred, Publishers Weekly


Kirkus Reviews

“A touching, realistic, gently humorous story of how a sensitive boy copes with his treasured grandfather’s decline.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews