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A touching story about a young girl finding her identity and learning how it fits with the many rhythms of life. Annie loves running, drawing, and her family. She has a best friend called Max who also loves running, but things are not so great in Max's life. As the two come to terms with growing up and getting on and dealing with the many events and pressures around them a new and wonderful rhythm is established. A classic novel by a Carnegie Medal-winning author.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 164g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747571473
  • 9780747571476
  • 460,282

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'A tenderhearted story told in spare, free-verse poems. Readers will enjoy meeting Annie, her family, and friends and will appreciate her resilience and spirit. This is vintage Creech, and its richness lies in its sheer simplicity' (Starred Review) School Library Journal "Heartbeat is a warm-hearted, free-verse story from award-winning Sharon Creech, much in the same mould as her wonderful Love That Dog" Financial Times 'Gets under your skin and you will want to read it again. Creech has the ability to write about relationships, particularly between young and old, in the most affecting yet unsentimental way' Scotsman
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About Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech lives in New Jersey, USA. She has won every major book prize for children's literature inclusing the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal and the Smarties Prize.
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Rating details

8,530 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,816)
4 35% (3,012)
3 23% (1,990)
2 7% (570)
1 2% (142)
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