The Runaways (novel)
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The Runaways is a children's novel by the English author Ruth Thomas, published by Hutchinson in 1987. It features eleven-year-old Julia and Nathan who find "an enormous sum of money", do not report it, and flee the city when they are threatened with punishment. Opening in the East End of London where Thomas was a primary school teacher, the story moves to places including Brighton and Exmoor.
It drew critical acclaim, with The Guardian declaring it "A first rate novel".
Lippincott published the first U.S. edition in 1989.
- "The runaways" (first U.S. edition). Library of Congress Catalog Record. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "Guardian children's fiction prize relaunched: Entry details and list of past winners". guardian.co.uk 12 March 2001. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- The Runaways in libraries (WorldCat catalog) —immediately, a record for the first edition
- The Runaways in libraries (WorldCat catalog) —immediately, first US edition
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