The Long Run

The Long Run

by Joseph Bruchac

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939053091
Publisher: Book Publishing Company, The
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 116
Sales rank: 1,190,803
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joseph Bruchac is an award-winning Abenaki author of more than 120 books for children and adults, including the critically acclaimed, bestselling Keepers of the Earth series.

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"You are useless, kid. Useless. Why do I have to take care of you? You just hold me back. Useless."

Travis put his hand on his stomach. He felt the bruise from his father's blow, but what his father had said hurt more.

Useless.


I'm not useless. I can run. That's one thing I can do.

"I'm tired of being afraid," Travis said. He said it softly. He said it to himself.

I can't stay here, Travis thought. The thought surprised him. But how can I leave my father? Then another thought hit him. It hit him harder than his father's drunken fists. I have to leave. I have to run. Not tomorrow. Now!

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