Running on a Patchwork of Earth, Paperback Book

Running on a Patchwork of Earth Paperback

Illustrated by Emmanuel Cerisier

Part of the Black Cats series


AK is one of the best runners in his school and a shining athletics career beckons... until his dad's job uproots the family from Kenya to cold, wet London.

Now AK has no friends, no coach, nowhere to run, and a school bully to handle.

But when the bully's father, a washed-up runner, takes an interest in AK's training, it might make all the difference to AK.

Can he patch together a new life in England - and can he start to win again?Nominated for the Portsmouth Children's Book Award, 2015, Running on a Patchwork of Earth is a compelling modern story of immigration, culture clash and the power of sport. Funny, exciting or a little bit spooky, Black Cats are fast-paced stories with short chapters and illustrations throughout - stepping stones to reading confidence.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, 10 mono
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Sporting
  • ISBN: 9781472905345

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