Gripping adventure tale brings the nightmare of war to life

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeBook critics Cameron Woodhead and Fiona Capp cast their eyes over recent non-fiction and fiction releases. Here are their reviews.Fiction pick of the week Credit: Running with IvanSuzanne Leal, Angus & Robertson, $17.99Suzanne Leal’s debut children’s book is a time-slip novel. It’s as fully imagined an adventure as Ruth Park’s Playing Beatie Bow, with the same timeless potential.Thirteen-year-old Leo wants to be anywhere but home. His mother died two years back, his dad remarried, and he’s been forced to share a room with his bullying stepbrother, Cooper. When he discovers an old music…

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