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David Almond

“Writing can be difficult, but sometimes it really does feel like a kind of magic. I think that stories are living things—among the most important things in the world.”—David Almond

David Almond is the winner of the 2001 Michael L. Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness, which has also been named best book of the year by School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly. His first book for young readers, Skellig, is a Printz Honor winner.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Miraculous beings living in a miraculous world . . .
Maybe it comes from my religious upbringing (I grew up in a big Catholic family): I do... Read More

. David Almond

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My Name Is Mina
Written by David Almond
Yearling | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-87327-0 (0-375-87327-9)

Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free.

A blank notebook lies on the table. It has... Read more






My Name Is Mina
Written by David Almond
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | October 2011
$15.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-74073-9 (0-385-74073-5)

Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window, witness to the moon's silvery light. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free.
     A blank... Read more






Raven Summer
Written by David Almond
Ember | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73807-1 (0-385-73807-2)

Liam and his friend Max are playing in their neighborhood when the call of a bird leads them out into a field beyond their town. There, they find a baby lying alone atop a pile of stones—with this note pinned to her clothing:
PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE...

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The Fire-Eaters
Written by David Almond
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | January 2010
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85751-5 (0-375-85751-6)

Bobby Burns knows he’s a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby’s... Read more






Raven Summer
Written by David Almond
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | November 2009
$16.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-73806-4 (0-385-73806-4)

A captivating new novel from Printz Award winner David Almond.

Liam and his friend Max are playing in their neighborhood when the call of a bird leads them out into a field beyond their town. There, they find a baby lying alone atop a pile of stones—with a note pinned to her... Read more






Clay
Written by David Almond
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$8.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-42013-2 (0-440-42013-X)

Fourteen-year-old Davie and his best friend, Geordie, are altar boys at their local Catholic Church. They’re full of mischief, but that all changes when Stephen Rose comes to town. Father O’Mahoney thinks it would be a good idea for Davie and Geordie to befriend him—maybe some of their good nature will... Read more






Heaven Eyes
Written by David Almond
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | October 2002
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-22910-0 (0-440-22910-3)

Erin Law and her friends are Damaged Children. At least that is the label given to them by Maureen, the woman who runs the orphanage that they live in. Damaged, Beyond Repair because they have no parents to take care of them. But Erin knows that if they care for each... Read more






Kit's Wilderness
Written by David Almond
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | September 2001
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41605-0 (0-440-41605-1)

The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.

The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game... Read more






Skellig
Written by David Almond
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | September 2001
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-22908-7 (0-440-22908-1)

Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage and encounters a strange being who changes his world forever. Read more






Skellig
Written by David Almond
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41602-9 (0-440-41602-7)

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What... Read more






Kit's Wilderness
Written by David Almond
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | March 2000
$16.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-32665-0 (0-385-32665-3)

The Printz Award–winning classic
gets a new look.


"It was very deep, Kit. Very dark. And every one of us was scared of it. As a lad I'd wake up trembling, knowing that as a Watson born in Stoneygate I'd soon be following my ancestors into the pit," so Kit's grandfather tells him.

The... Read more






Skellig
Written by David Almond
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | April 1999
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-32653-7 (0-385-32653-X)

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel is a captivating modern classic.

Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . ... Read more





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