His first novel, "Skellig" won David Almond critical acclaim and several awards. His second and third books, "Kit's Wilderness" and "Heaven Eyes", established him as an author of unique insight and skill. In "Counting Stars", he tackles the themes common to his work - joy, darkness, love, death and identity - with exquisite sensitivity and tenderness. David's childhood in the north of England was the inspiration for much of his work, and in these beautiful stories he creates a tangible picture of growing up in a large Catholic family. But the sense of mystery and wonderment we have come to expect from David is also present, and it is fascinating to see the kernels of his novels revealed. It is a must-read for Almond fans everywhere.
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SKELLIG: 'Gripping, beautiful and brilliantly written ... everyone is raving about this unforgettable book.' -- Sunday Times KIT'S WILDERNESS ' ... this superb piece of lyrically-written fiction captivates teenagers and their parents alike.' -- The Guardian HEAVEN EYES ' ... surprising, perfect and mysterious all at once ... Heaven Eyes is full of satisfyingly surprising beauty.' -- The Times COUNTING STARS ' ... a haunting and lyrical collection ... intimate and personal ... Full of emotion and sensitivity that are hard to match.' -- The Bookseller A collection of linked short stories from David Almond, a writer whose work is challenging and stunning. -- The Bookseller, 15/9/00
About David Almond
David Almond is twice winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. His first novel, SKELLIG, won the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal. His second, KIT'S WILDERNESS, won the Smarties Award Silver Medal, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award. THE FIRE-EATERS won the Whitbread, the Smarties Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. David is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative children's authors writing today, and his books are bestsellers all over the world. He lives with his family in Northumberland.
Counting Stars by David Almond
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Hachette Children's Group
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