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Heaven Eyes

Awards
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
A Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice
 

Reviews
"...Brilliant in its technical control of setting, theme, and plot."
— Kirkus, Starred

"An awe-inspiring, multilayered novel from a master imagist."
— School Library Journal, Starred

"His tantalizing settings and poetic narrative have a lingering effect, much like a prophetic dream."
— Publishers Weekly, Starred

 

Kit's Wilderness

Awards
2001 Michael L. Printz Award Winner
1999 Silver Award Winner of London's Nestle Smarties Prize
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
A Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice
A School Library Journal Best Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book

Reviews

"Almond offers another tantalizing blend of human drama surrealism and allegory. "
— Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Almond creates a heartbreakingly real world fused with magical realism ... a pleasure to read. "
— Booklist, Starred

"...A Novel that will Linger."
— Booklist, Starred

"Haunting...."
— The Horn Book

"...Reader's will be satisfied."
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"An awe-inspiring, multi-layered novel from master imagist."
— School Library Journal, Starred

 

Skellig

Awards
Winner of the 1998 Carnegie Medal
Winner of the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award
A 2000 Michael L Printz Honor Book
A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
A Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice-Top of the List, Fiction
A Horn Book FanFare
A School Library Journal Best Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book

Reviews

"Gripping, fascinating, beautiful."
— Joan Aiken

"I read this luminous novel with a sense of wonder, and it's left an imprint on my mind and, yes, my heart-that will not easily, if ever, fade. In fact, I think Skellig deserves that risky adjective — unforgettable. "
— Robert Cormier

"It is a remarkable novel, filled with wonder-a novel of essential goodness, faith, truth, and love... The writing is so scrupulous and tender ... On the whole, I'd describe the book as rare, transcendent, and original."
— Karen Cushman

"I was glad to read David Almond's Skellig. It's a work of art. It's certainly the most original novel of the decade, and one of the most haunting."
— Sid Fleischman

"In a well-spun web, David Almond weaves a tale both terse and textured about the fearful, wonderful fragility of life."
— Richard Peck

"I savored this heartfelt and compelling reading experience. Thank you, David Almond! "
— Graham Salisbury

"Readers who follow Michael into the crumbling and filthy building on his parents' newly purchased property will meet an utterly unbelievable creature. Be forewarned however; David Almond, not only has an uncanny ability to induce the reader to believe in the unbelievable, but also to see, hear, sense, and smell it. A unique and utterly fascinating read."
— Zilpha Keatley Snyder

"Almond makes a triumphant debut in the field of children's literature with prose that is at once eerie, magical and poignant."
— Publishers Weekly, Starred

"The beauty of Skellig is that David Almond does not need to explain, to tie up all loose ends, to teach one particular lesson . . . think C. S. Lewis I Lynne Reid Banks, even E. Nesbit."
— The New York Times Book Review

A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel."
— School Library Journal, Starred

"Almond pens a powerful, atmospheric story."
— Kirkus Reviews, Pointer

"An amazing work. Some of the writing takes one's breath away."
— Booklist, Starred

"Almond's lyrical prose will enchant fans of the macabre."
— USA Today

 

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