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Francie on the Run (The O'Sullivan Family #2)

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Young Francie O'Sullivan, from the Irish family we first met in "The Cottage at Bantry Bay has had a successful operation in a Dublin hospital, but longs to return to his beloved family in County Cork. He heads out the hospital door, no permission asked, and finds a train--won't any train do? Francie finds himself making a speedy tour (in the opposite direction from home) ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Bethlehem Books (first published 1939)
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10YO girl liked a lot.
Francie "steals the show" in the second book of the delightful The Cottage at Bantry Bay series. Although I would have liked to see more of the other O'Sullivans, this book is still as charming as the first one and the reader meets more lovable characters.
I love every book by this author. This was another read aloud to Paul, and we just the story. We couldn't wait to find out what new adventures Francie would have as he traveled across Ireland.
John Tepper Marlin
Francie is a bit bull-headed. He decides his legs are better and escapes from a Dublin hospital, walking to the west of Ireland and having many adventures along the way.
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Born February 9, 1908, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Hilda van Stockum was a noted author, illustrator and painter, whose work has won the Newbery Honor and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award. She was also a charter member of the Children's Book Guild and the only person to have served as its president for two consecutive terms.

Van Stockum was raised partly in Ireland, a
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