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The Runaways : An extraordinary wartime adventure

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Two friends, fighting their way home . . .

SHANTI and her calf TARA are beautiful circus elephants.
HARVEY is the faithful old collie who leads the show.
In war they will perform their most death-defying trick yet.

When the First World War seizes Europe, Cullen's Circus is forced to close. The men are sent to fight and the animals are torn apart from their keepers, and each other. But while Shanti must help on a farm, it's little Tara who faces a far worse fate. . .

Separated too soon from her mother, Tara's life is in danger. Only old, brave Harvey can bring them back together. And so side-by-side, dog and elephant set out on an extraordinary journey across the English countryside - but can the unlikely friends find Shanti in time?
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 190g
  • PUFFIN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0141357649
  • 9780141357645
  • 239,266

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If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this Express
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If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this * Express * A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate * The Times * Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers * LoveReading *
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About Megan Rix

Megan Rix is the hugely popular author of animal adventure books set in the modern day, World War One and Two and most recently The Great Fire of London. An animal lover and dog-trainer, she draws inspiration from her own adorable dogs Traffy, Bella and Freya, and many fascinating and extraordinary animal stories to engage her readers.
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23 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 52% (12)
4 17% (4)
3 26% (6)
2 4% (1)
1 0% (0)
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