‘The Marathon’ is a cheeky but family-friendly satirical short rhyming story accompanied by playful illustrations from the extremely talented Terry Cooper. The story follows our hero, Runner, as he takes on the gruelling business of training for and running a marathon. Not a natural athlete, and with a weakness for cake and socialising, Runner faces many distractions along the way. But will he complete his challenge?
In the spirit of the hugely popular Famous Five spoof series, ‘The Marathon’ is a clever hybrid between adult and children’s book, and you don’t need to be a runner to enjoy it.