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David Almond

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England and says, “The place and the people have given me many of my stories.” His first novel for children, Skellig, was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and appeared on many Best Book of the Year lists. He wrote My Name Is Mina, the prequel to Skellig. His novel Kit’s Wilderness won the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. David Almond is a recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in England. Visit him online at davidalmond.com and on Facebook and follow him... Read More

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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)

Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read, it is an intimate and enlightening look at a character whose open mind and heart have much to... 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






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
$7.99/8.99(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.

Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.

The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for... 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





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