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“A stunning accomplishment. This story pierces the heart.” —Chicago Sun-Times
RUN RUN RUN. That’s what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. When she’s barefoot and running, she can hear her heart beating…thump-THUMP, thump-THUMP.
It’s a rhythm that makes sense in a year when everything’s shifting: Her mother is pregnant, her grandfather is forgetful, and her best friend, Max, is always moody. Everything changes over time, just like the apple Annie’s been assigned to draw a hundred times.
Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech masterfully weaves this tender and intuitive story told in free verse about a young girl beginning to understand the many rhythms of life, and how she fits within them.
Named one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
“Tenderhearted. Vintage Creech. Its richness lies in its sheer simplicity.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“The story soars as Annie’s feet fly.” —Bookpage
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|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.
Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says.
Hometown:Pennington, New Jersey
Date of Birth:July 29, 1945
Place of Birth:Cleveland, Ohio
Education:B.A., Hiram College, 1967; M.A., George Mason University, 1978
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By Creech, Sharon
Joanna Cotler BooksISBN: 0060540222
bare feet hitting the grass
as I run run run
in the air and like the air
weaving through the trees
skimming over the ground
here and there
there and here
in the soft damp grass
knowing I could fly fly fly
but letting my feet
touch the earth
at least for now . . .Continues...
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