David Almond


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    General Fiction

    Mar-2018

    A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller The Boy Who Swam with PiranhasBert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he w...

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    Action Adventure

    Feb-2017

    From the masterful David Almond comes a joyful, wistful story of boyhood, running, and tales of days gone by, in a beautiful gift edition illustrated in full color. Liam just wants to go out running with his mates the Junior Great North Run is not fa...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2015

    Master storyteller David Almond presents a beautiful collection of short fiction, interwoven with pieces that illuminate the inspiration behind the stories. May Malone is said to have a monster in her house, but what Norman finds there may just be...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2015

    International award winner David Almond draws on memories of his early years in Tyneside, England, for a moving coming-of-age novel, masterfully told. A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hal...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2014

    Written in lyrical prose, this novel for fans of epic romances and mythology retellings explores themes of love, loss, fate, and destiny set against the dramatic and diverse backdrop of Northern England. David Almond, recipient of the prestigious...

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    Action Adventure

    Aug-2013

    Stanley Potts’s uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But there’s darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie’s obsession takes an unexpectedly cr...

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    General Fiction

    May-2013

    Joe has birthday money to spend, and decides a cute dog he’s seen in a pet shop window is the perfect purchase. For some reason, though, the pet shop owner is determined not to sell that particular dog … This wonderful story was written by Carneg...

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    General Fiction

    May-2013

    The imagination of three children takes on unexpected life in a creation tale from the dream team of David Almond and Dave McKean. The gods have created a world that is safe and calm and rather wonderful. They have built mountains, forests, and se...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2012

    He cud be just a thing that glares into yor hart & prowls inside yor deepest dreems. . . . Turn away if you must. Billy Dean is a secret child. He has a beautiful young mother and a father who arrives at night carrying the scents of candles and in...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2011

    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 imagin...

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    Graphic Novel

    Mar-2011

    The ineffable nature of grieving and belief inspires a tender, gritty, and breathtaking work of graphic storytelling from the creators of The Savage. "Slogger, man," I said. "Your dad's dead." "I know that, Davie. But it's him. He's come back ...

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    Fantasy

    Apr-2010

    Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirations transform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar team of David Almond and Polly Dunbar. There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. Th...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2009

    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 clothing. Mystified, Liam brings the...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2009

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2009

    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 cre...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2008

    A long hot summerA wild boyAn abandoned babyAn act of violenceEvery summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland -- but this year things are different. One hot summer's day a jackdaw leads the two boys into an ancient farm house wh...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2008

    Mysterious and utterly mesmerizing, this graphic-novel-within-a-novelpairs the extraordinary prose of David Almond with the visual genius ofDave McKean. Blue Baker is writing a story not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2007

    In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on. Dad is building a pair of wings, eating flies, and feathering his nest. Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings. Mr. Poop is parading the streets, shouting LOUDER and L...

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    Horror

    Aug-2006

    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...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2005

    Kate has just drifted off to sleep when a mysterious white cat appears at her window and beckons her out into the night. As Kate follows, she feels herself changing–her ears growing and peaking, her teeth growing tiny and sharp, her tongue rougheni...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2003

    David Almond has adapted his best-selling novel for children, 'Skellig', into a play. It was first staged at the Young Vic in London, directed by Trevor Nunn, and performed by an all-star cast in 2003....

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    Science Fiction

    Aug-2003

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2002

    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 t...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2002

    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. Her...

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    Horror

    Nov-1999

    "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." The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old co...

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    General Fiction

    1998

    Man, bird, or angel? Who or what is Skellig? Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. It was all going to be wonderful. But now his baby sister's ill, his parents are frantic, and Dr. Death has come to call. Michael feels...

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    General Fiction

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