Name that book I half-remember from my childhood, episode n
April 11, 2014 7:36 AM Subscribe
It was a young adult (early teen or late pre-teen?) novel, featuring a boy who ran along railroad tracks.
posted by sockpuppet13 to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Something happened to the boy's family, and he started running down the railroad tracks, balancing perfectly on one of the rails. Maybe he had been running a bunch before the event that happened to his family, and so had developed good balance and stamina? He ran and ran and ran, though many different towns. Sometimes people talked to him along the way. I think someone or something stopped him at some point (in a good, finding a new home sort of way, I think). It was published before 1991, probably some time in the 80s, probably not pre-70s if my memory is at all accurate. It might have been a Scholastic book - a middle school teacher read it to us. Ring any bells?