Pub Date 02 Apr 2019
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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 he was happiest—the island where he used to live. He wants to go back, but they won't let him out of the hospital.
So Gottfried Junior, his namesake, helps Grandpa make a plan to run away. They think of everything. Their deception is so complete that when Gottfried Junior finally decides to tell the truth, no one believes him.
"Gottfried’s accessible, unadorned, heartfelt first-person narration reveals the depth of his bond with his grandfather as well as his insightful understanding of his father’s limitations. Linear, colored-pencil drawings capture key interactions between characters and revel in Grandpa’s choler. Characters are white (or, in Grandpa’s case, grouchily pink). A touching, realistic, gently humorous story of how a sensitive boy copes with his treasured grandfather’s decline." -Kirkus
"This is a beautifully touching sweet story that includes humor And really unique colored pencil illustrations that perfectly illustrate Grandpa, Gottfried and Adam. "- Youth Services Book Review