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David Almond

Autor(a) de Skellig

54+ Works 9,713 Membros 581 Reviews 17 Favorited

About the Author

David Almond was born on May 15, 1951 in the United Kingdom. He writes novels for children and young adults including The Savage, Slog's Dad, My Name Is Mina, The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, and The Tightrope Walkers. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal for Skellig, two mostrar mais Whitbread Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award for young-adult books for Kit's Wilderness, the Smarties Prize and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for The Fire-Eaters, the 2015 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for A Song for Ella Grey, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de David Almond

Skellig (1998) 3,209 cópias
Kit's Wilderness (1999) 1,227 cópias
Heaven Eyes (2000) 491 cópias
The Fire-Eaters (2003) 490 cópias
My Name Is Mina (2010) 482 cópias
Click (2007) — Contribuinte — 463 cópias
Clay (2005) 421 cópias
The Savage (2008) 344 cópias
Raven Summer (2008) 237 cópias
My Dad's a Birdman (2007) 220 cópias
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas (2012) 212 cópias
A Song for Ella Grey (2014) 204 cópias
Counting Stars (2000) 198 cópias
Secret Heart (2001) 192 cópias
Slog's Dad (2010) 122 cópias
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf (2013) 115 cópias
The Tightrope Walkers (2014) 110 cópias
The Color of the Sun (2018) 71 cópias
The Tale of Angelino Brown (2017) 70 cópias
Joe Quinn's Poltergeist (2019) 64 cópias
The Dam (2018) 63 cópias
Kate, the Cat and the Moon (2004) 49 cópias
Where Your Wings Were (1999) 49 cópias
War Is Over (2018) 43 cópias
Harry Miller's Run (2015) 39 cópias
Island (2017) 37 cópias
Brand New Boy (2020) 19 cópias
Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads (2014) 15 cópias
Wild Girl, Wild Boy: A Play (2002) 14 cópias
Bone Music (2021) 14 cópias
A Way to the Stars (2023) 12 cópias
Paper Boat, Paper Bird (2022) 4 cópias
A Kind of Heaven (1997) 3 cópias
Il sogno del nautilus (2017) 3 cópias
Sleepless Nights (1985) 2 cópias
Out of This World (2000) 2 cópias
Nautilus' Traum 1 exemplar(es)
El nuevo de la clase 1 exemplar(es)
Nesting (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Un angelo nel taschino (2020) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições3,444 cópias
Free? Stories About Human Rights (2009) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The National Short Story Prize 2007 (2007) — Autor — 10 cópias
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



filbo_2024 | Apr 22, 2024 |
I received this book from LibraryThing in exchange for a review here and on my blog Samwise Reviews. This was my first time reading a collection of samplers, and it went a little better than I expected. The samples chosen were explained well enough that it didn't feel like I was jumping into the middle of a story unprepared, but they also didn't feel complete like an actual short story. A few of them didn't grab my attention enough to pursue, but others like War is Over, Gold Rush Girl, and Nevertell I was hooked enough that I'll be seeking out the full version.… (mais)
Linyarai | Mar 6, 2024 |
Ten-year-old Michael faces more than a child his age should bear, with his family’s move to a house in poor repair and his prematurely born sister’s fight for life. As Michael explores the garage, he encounters a strange creature who changes his life. Is he a man, some sort of beast, or maybe even an angel? Soon Michael’s new friend and neighbor, Mina, shares in the secret.

This is an unexpectedly touching story. Michael’s intense worry for his baby sister manifests in acts of kindness toward the creature in the garage. Old soul Mina is a source of comfort for Michael and understands him in a way that only another child can. The author’s audio narration captures the innocence and awe of these children. My only reservation about this story is the occasional cursing. It would have been out of place in the home I grew up in and among my elementary school classmates.… (mais)
cbl_tn | outras 205 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
I think it took me less than an hour to read this. It's an illustrated short story, really, but it packs quite a punch. It's about a boy dealing with the loss of his father and a horrible bully. Though he says writing down his feelings will never help, he does use writing to cope: he writes a story about a savage.

American kids might be a little thrown by all the British English, but I think the story itself is powerful on a gut level. It's a little dark, and very darkly illustrated, but there's light at the end.… (mais)
LibrarianDest | outras 31 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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