Run Marco, Run

By (author): Norma Charles

In this fast-paced novel for readers ten and up, James Graham, a Canadian journalist, is kidnapped in a market in Buenaventura, Colombia, right in front of Marco, his thirteen-year-old son. When the kidnappers try to grab Marco, his father yells at him, “Run Marco, run!” Marco manages to escape, and seeing no possibility of help in Colombia, he stows away on a freighter headed to Vancouver where a good friend of his father is living and who may be able to help.

During his search, Marcoencounters what seem like insurmountable odds and learns that he must call upon his inner strength and nerve to keep going. “Valeroso; courage,” he keeps saying to himself as he evades drug dealers, security guards, the police and the authorities who would send him back to Colombia – straight into the arms of his father’s kidnappers.

Run Marco, Run is a riveting adventure about a plucky boy who will dare anything to save his father, and who learns that running away is sometimes the heroic thing to do.

AUTHOR

Norma Charles

Norma Charles is the author of many books for children including the Moonbeam Bronze Medal Award winner The Girl in the Backseat, and the Chocolate Lily Award winner All the Way to Mexico. As a young girl Charles attended school in New Westminster and enjoyed ice skating at Queen’s Park Arena, where she was thrilled to see the famous ice skater Barbara Ann Scott skating as Canada’s Sweetheart in the Hollywood Ice Review. Norma now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Dimensions:

200 Pages
7.63in * 5.5in * .4in
230gr

Published:

September 01, 2011

Publisher:

Ronsdale Press

ISBN:

9781553801313

Featured In:

Middle Grade

Language:

eng

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