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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 96
Themes: History, responsibility
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2010
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Max is horrified when he sees Sam Black, a new neighbor, strike a boy who is in his charge, but Max still shouts, "Thief," and tries to catch the boy when he sees him steal from the General Store in The Landings. When the abused boy runs away and takes refuge in Max’s secret fort in the woods, Max must decide where his loyalties lie.

In the fourth volume of her historical series set in Upper Canada in the 1830s, Becky Citra tackles the serious subject of abuse while staying true to her characters and telling a gripping story. br> Runaway is the fourth of five books in the Max and Ellie series.
Book one is Ellie's New Home.
Book two is The Freezing Moon.
Book three is Danger at The Landings.
Book five is Strawberry Moon.

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