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  • Counting Starsby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2002; US$ 5.99

    David Almond?s extraordinary novels have established him as an author of unique insight and skill. These stories encapsulate his endless sense of mystery and wonderment, as they weave a tangible tapestry of growing up in a large, loving family. Here are the kernels of his novels?joy and fear, darkness and light, the healing power of love and imagination... more...

  • Skelligby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2001; US$ 6.99

    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 is this thing beneath the spiders'... more...

  • Kit's Wildernessby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2001; US$ 6.99

    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 Kit?s recently widowed... more...

  • Secret Heartby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 5.99

    Joe Maloney is out of place in this world. His mother wants him to be a man, and he can?t be that yet. His only friend, Stanny Mole, wants to teach him how to kill, and Joe can?t learn that. Joe?s mind is always somewhere else: on the weird creatures he sees in the distant sky, the songs he hears in the air around him, the vibrations of life he feels... more...

  • Two Playsby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 12.95

    David Almond turns his talents to drama in these two plays. Skellig is the dramatization of his highly acclaimed novel. What has Michael found in the derelict garage? What is this creature that lies in the darkness? Is it human, or a strange beast never seen before? And what will happen in the world when he carries it out into the light? Wild Girl,... more...

  • Heaven Eyesby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 7.99

    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 other they can put up with the psychologists, the social workers, the therapists --... more...

  • The Fire-Eatersby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 7.99

    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... more...

  • My Name Is Minaby David Almond

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    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 teach us about life, love, and the mysteries that... more...

  • The True Tale of the Monster Billy Deanby David Almond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.78

    I wos a secrit shy and tungtied emptyheded thing. I wos tort to read and rite and spell by my tenda littl muther & by Mr McCaufrey the butcha & by Missus Malone and her gosts. So I am not cleva, so please forgiv my folts and my mistayks. I am the won that glares into your harts & that prowls insyde yor deepist dremes. Wonce I was The Anjel Childe.... more...

  • The Tightrope Walkersby David Almond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.38

    The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond - a novel of young love and tragedy from the prizewinning author of Skellig 'I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne...' Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the... more...