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Street Heroes  :  Runaways - Joe Layburn

Street Heroes


By: Joe Layburn, John Williams (Illustrator)

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Gripping new adventure by the acclaimed author of Ghostscape (ISBN 9781845077686) and Street Heroes (ISBN 9781847800770)

Ordinary kids with extraordinary powers, the Street Heroes return to help children around the world. Fatima, Georgie, Hyun-mi and their friends fight evil in all its human forms. But whose is the mysterious telepathic voice threatening the heroes? And how can they exploit the world's reality TV addiction to make their message heard by people without their telepathic powers? Street Heroes: Runaways is a fast-paced thriller that deals with important issues while keeping readers gripped from start to finish.

  • The Famous Five meets Heroes
  • A fast-paced thriller ideal for reluctant readers
  • Praise for Street Heroes: "A poignant novel for younger readers that poses large ethical issues. . .
  • Touching and thought-provoking." - The Bookseller Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards
About The Author

JOE LAYBURN worked for fifteen years as a journalist and television reporter with BBC, ITV and Channel 4, often working on programmes focusing on children, and has been nominated for the Royal Television Society's home current affairs award. In 2002 he switched to teaching, and started working in East End schools. Joe now lives in Wanstead.

About The Illustrator

JOHN WILLIAMS has worked as a storyboard artist for film and animation companies, as a comic strip artist for Marvel comics, on workshops for BBC Blast and BBC RaW programmes, in schools on visual storytelling projects and illustrated various educational publications including books on Drama and History. His work has appeared in various countries including America, Australia, France and Japan. He lives in a quiet, rural village in Suffolk.

Industry Reviews

This powerful and pacey novel is a follow up to 'Street Heroes'... There are strong messages, and the book encourages readers to engage with political and world issues though not in an overly didactic way.

ISBN: 9781847800800
ISBN-10: 1847800807
Series: Street Heroes
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 6th January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.09