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Raymond's Run (Creative Short Stories) Hardcover – April, 1997

4.0 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Series: Creative Short Stories
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Education (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088682351X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0886823511
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,274,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This short story is so well written that as I read it I believed that Squeaky was talking to me. Everything she said sounded like a 12-year-old would say it. I could also believe that it could have really happened that Squeaky, a black girl from Harlem, could be a fast runner with a disabled brother who decided to teach her brother how to be a fine runner. Toni Cade Bambera used aggressive and compassionate tones to help the reader realize the change in Squeaky from the bossy beginning to the soft and calm ending. All of this helped the reader to understand that if you try you can succeed.
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Raymond's Run is about a little girl who doesn't have the ordinary chores like everyone else. Squeaky only had to take care of her brother Raymond. She's a little punk who doesn't take crap from anyone. Shes the fastest runner and no one can beat her besides her dad. She likes to walk down Broadway doing her breathing exercises while her brother walks on the inside of her. If he doesn't he likes to run across the street and make the pigeons have a fit so Squeaky has to apologize to everyon that is standing there. As they walk down Broadway they run into Gretchen and her sidekicks. Squeaky cant stand Gretchen and her friends. Squeaky has to race Gretchen and her brother and knows shes going to win against them. Mayday is her and she doesn't want to go because she doesn't like to get dressed up and dance around like a girl. Beanstalk asks her to loose the race so other people have a fair chance to win but she doesn't let him get to her and trys her hardest. When theres a confusion on who wins she decides shes goin to retire and train her brother to pass it down the family.It shows how important her brother is to her.

My opinion about Raymonds Run is that it was easy to read and understand. You get to know the characters and what evryone else was doing while Squeaky is telling you what she thought about them or what they were doing. The key events were placed in the story right. It wasn't all chopped up and going back and forth.

This story is heartwarming and an inspiration. If you have close relationships with your brother or sister you would like this story and I think you should read it. If you like acting like a punk or trying to be one you should read this, it's a fun story.
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Format: Hardcover
Raymonds fun is about a little girl named squeaky and her brother named raymond.Squeakys real name is hazel elizabeth, but they call her squesky because she is a small skinny little girl.Raymond is squeakys older brother whom she has to take care of he is mentally challenged.Squeaky loves to run, she is the fastest rnner in town the only person who can beat her is her father.May day is an extremely important day to squeaky because she runs in the racestheres only one thing she doesn't like is the may pole dancing, because shes not really a girly girl, shes more of a tom boy.

I really enjoyed this story. I liked reading about how tuff squeaky thiks she is and how she relizesthat shes not the only chiild and that raymond might be able to do something too. When your reading Raymonds run you get the point of view of the narrator and ou feel like you are really in the story.

I would recommend this book because its really kind of cute. If you are a sensitive person then you would really enjoyit, it is a very sensitive sotry with a little bit of hummor added in at the sames time, its a great story.
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Format: Hardcover
This book was very inspiring to me. At first when "Squeaky" was bragging about how she was the best and no one could beat her, I thought she was self-centered. I didn't like the begining. Then as I kept reading I begin to like it and I gained respect for her. She was not afraid of anything, wasn't afraid of Gretchen or her friends. She wasn't afraid of losing because she felt really confident about winning. When the big day came she was very happy and excited. During the race when she was realizing that she should help her brother. He was a good runner like her, and also she wanted to become friends with Gretchen. That was wonderful the way she and Gretchen became friends. They had a mutual understanding that day. I recommend that everyone read this book.
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A Kid's Review on January 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I really, really loved this book. It is a great book. I think that this book is awesome and has alot of meaning and everyone should read this book. This book shows that even the ungifted are talented, and can do what ever they want to achieve. Many people over look them but they are just as smart as you are. This book also shows a little on the edge of your seat competition. Of course the good guy always wins, and that happens in this book. This book reminds me of " I Know why the Cahed Bird sings" but for some reason this story has more meaning. If you haven't read this story you need to go and get it.
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Raymonds Run was a inspirational story, which taught me great hope and respect for people with a disorder. Raymond in Raymonds Run had a disorder but that didnt stop him from trying. He kept up with squeaky his sister when she ran, and knew how to breathe when running. I would recomend this story to everyone to read, its great and I hope everyone at one point in time would read it.
Thank You,
Michelle
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