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The Runaway Paperback – March 1, 2012

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"Intrigue, romance and fun leaven this tale of a good-hearted runaway boy beginning to find his way in the world. This likable protagonist makes for a fine introduction to an era before movies and radio caused the Chautauqua to fade away." (Kirkus Reviews 2012-03-15)

"Readers will find the story of the Chautauqua entertaining." (School Library Journal 2012-04-01)

"This first-person account by a good-hearted hero is the perfect guide through a charming and little-known piece of Americana. The style is plainsong poetry, and the story both evocative and heartrending. Highly recommended." (Historical Novel Society 2012-05-01)

"Huser's writing style is simple with a vocabulary that is interesting without being too challenging. This piece of historical fiction vividly captures 1920s America through the heartwarming story of a young man who has lost everything...I would definitely recommend this book to both middle school and high school aged teens." (Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON) 2012-06-25)

About the Author

Glen Huser’s novels for young readers have been highly praised and won a number of awards such as the Mr. Christie Silver Award, the Governor-General’s Award and the R. Ross Annett Award. A teacher and librarian for most of his life, he lives in Vancouver where he continues to write, pursue his artwork, and coach students working on their own books for young people.

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