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Walker's Runners

By Rayner, Robert

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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When Toby Morton's sister asks him to play hopscotch, he asks if there's a video game version.

He hates physical activity, and he especially hates gym class at his New Brunswick school. If the kids on his team in gym tease him for being overweight, he goes out of his way to make sure they lose. So when his new homeroom teacher, Mr. Walker, asks Toby to join the running team, Toby thinks he's crazy. But when his friend Amy suffers a dangerous attack of asthma, Toby is forced to look at exercise in a different light.

Walker's Runners is a lively story for young people that introduces the joys of physical fitness, while highlighting the high costs of inactivity.


Short-listed - Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature - 2003

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2003

Short-listed - Margaret and John Savage First Book Award - 2003

"This book is written with sensitivity and insight. The author is an elementary principal who understands emerging adolescents and their struggles."

- Highlands Regional Library Cooperative Book Evaluation Program

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 22nd April 2002
ISBN: 9781550287622
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552777466
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV005000
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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