On the Run by Clara Bourreau

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A young boy discovers the real whereabouts of his absent father--jail!

Anthony hasn't seen his dad in years. The reason: His father is busy traveling the world as a wildlife photographer—at least, according to Anthony's mom and sister. The real reason: His dad has been a fugitive from the law and is now in jail, awaiting trial.

When Anthony finally learns the truth, his life changes overnight. He insists on visiting his dad in prison. And once the trial begins, it's the lead story on the local news. Everyone at school starts to taunt Anthony about having a criminal for a father, even his best friend. Then one day, in a shocking turn of events, his dad escapes from the courtroom. Anthony wants to be with him—and when he gets the change, he grabs it. Now father and son are on the run. But how far will they get?

About Clara Bourreau

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CLARA BOURREAU writes screenplays for television and film in France.
Published October 9, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 130 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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With relatively little emotion, narrator Anthony describes his discovery that both his father and grandfather had been professional burglars, his visits to the jail, the disapproval of his classmates when his father's trial is on the news, and how he joins his fugitive father and successfully con...

Aug 22 2012 | Read Full Review of On the Run

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Plausibility stretches further as the two take refuge in the seaside home of Rafael’s friend, who has also spent time in jail and who (inexplicably) introduces Anthony to a girl whose father, a policeman, is trying to hunt down Rafael.

Oct 08 2012 | Read Full Review of On the Run

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Then Anthony finds out his father actually is in prison for bank robbery.

Jan 14 2013 | Read Full Review of On the Run

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