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The Fire-Eaters
The Fire-Eaters
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The Fire-Eaters

Written by David AlmondAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Almond


· Laurel Leaf
· Paperback · January 12, 2010 · $7.99 · 978-0-375-85751-5 (0-375-85751-6)
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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 life from all sides. Bobby’s new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war.

Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves.


From the Hardcover edition.