The Runaways by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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Young readers will love the latest novel from three-time Newbery Honor winner Zilpha Keatley Snyder:

Dani O'Donnell can't wait to get out of her new home town, Rattler Springs, out in the middle of the desert.  All she wants to do is get back to California where she belongs.  So just before she turns 13, Dani plans her escape.  But things get complicated when 9-year-old Stormy wants to go, and so does the new rich girl in town, Pixie.  When this threesome finally resolves to go, they must face what running away really means, and the true reason they are going.

About Zilpha Keatley Snyder

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Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born in 1927 and raised in California. She attended Whittier College in Southern California. While ultimately planning to be a writer, after graduation Snyder decided to teach school temporarily. But she found teaching to be an extremely rewarding experience and taught in the upper elementary grades for a total of nine years, three of them as a master teacher for the University of California at Berkeley. After all of her children were in school, Snyder began to think of writing again, and her first book, Season of Ponies, was published in 1964. Snyder's three Newbery Honor books are: The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid,and The Witches Of Worm. Other award winning books are The Trespassers, an American Bookseller Pick of the List and Cat Running, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and winner of the 1995 John and Patricia Beatty Award.
Published March 9, 1999 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 256 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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If there’s a more unpleasant place to live in the universe than Rattler Springs, Nevada, Dani can’t imagine it.

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There Dani, shaking her fist in the air, vows to move away from the hateful desert town of Rattler Springs, where she and her well-meaning but seemingly inept mother have lived for four years.

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The movie stars Dakota Fanning as Cherie, Kristen Stewart as The Runaway’s rhythm guitarist, Joan Jett, and Michael Fanning as their record producer and manager, Kim Fowley.

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