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The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

Author : David Almond
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When his mentally unstable uncle's obsessions take a cruel turn, Stanley Potts leaves and joins a carnival of eccentric characters before meeting the legendary Pancho Pirelli, who swims in piranha tanks and invites Stanley to become his apprentice.

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas David Almond 2012

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The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon

Author : David Almond
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Paul believes that the moon is not the moon, but is a great hole in the sky. It's one of many strange ideas that he's never told anyone (at school he was told that he had no ideas at all), until he meets Molly, his irrepressible neighbour, who begins to convince him that his theory might just change the world.

The Savage

Author : David Almond
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A uniquely presented and touching tale from a master storyteller and a visionary artist. Blue Baker writes a story about a savage living alone in the woods. After his dad's death, Blue finds comfort in dreaming of this strange wild kid. But when the savage pays a visit to the local bully, boundaries become blurred and Blue begins to wonder where he ends and the savage begins.

The Colour of the Sun

Author : David Almond
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A darkly twisted detective ghost tale, from the winner of the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Davie travels his small town in search of a supposed murderer. But the landscape soon starts to blur into something dark and twisted. He must make sense of the landscape, if he has any chance of finding answers. The people he encounters on his travels don't seem entirely real either. Then he meets the victim of the murder ... but, is he dead, or alive?

Skellig

Author : David Almond
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First published in the UK in 1998. See also prequel My name is Mina.

Clay

Author : David Almond
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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 to befriend him—maybe some of their good nature will rub off on this unhappy soul. But it’s Stephen who sees something special in Davie. Stephen’s a gifted sculptor. One day as Davie looks on, Stephen brings a tiny figure to life. It’s a talent he has, the gift of creation—and he knows that Davie has this talent, too. Davie allows Stephen to convince him to help bring a life-size figure to life—and Clay is born. Clay is innocent, but Stephen has special plans for him. What has Davie helped to unleash on the world? From the Hardcover edition.

The Fire eaters

Author : David Almond
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In 1962 England, despite observing his father's illness and the suffering of the fire-eating Mr. McNulty, as well as enduring abuse at school and the stress of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bobby Burns and his family and friends still find reasons to rejoicei

Kit s Wilderness

Author : David Almond
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Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.

Raven Summer

Author : David Almond
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When a raven leads him to an abandoned baby, Liam seems fated to meet two foster children who have experienced the world's violence in different ways as he struggles to understand war, family problems, and friends who grow apart.

Harry Miller s Run

Author : David Almond
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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 far away, and there s training to be done. But Mam needs him today, to help old Harry clear out his house. And Harry knows a thing or two about running. When he was a lad, he says, he ran from Newcastle to South Shields. "But Harry," says Mam, "it s thirteen miles!" Harry grins. "Different days," he says. Here is the story of that day: of sweltering heat, clattering boots, briny sea air, and the heavenly taste of ice cream; the day when Harry and his pals ran and ran and ran through the blazing sunlight all the way to the sea."

My Dad s a Birdman

Author : David Almond
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Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft - and make them nice hot dumplings. But today there's something unusual going on: why is Dad building himself a pair of wings and studying the birds to see how they fly? The Great Human Bird Competition of course.

Wild Girl Wild Boy

Author : David Almond
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Cast size: medium.

The Tale of Angelino Brown

Author : David Almond
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Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he was driving his bus. Bert and Betty's friends think he is lovely. So do Nancy and Jack and Alice from Class 5K. What a wonder! But Acting Head Teacher Mrs Mole is not so sure. Nor is Professor Smellie. Or the mysterious bloke in black who claims to be a School Inspector. Then there's Basher Malone - big, lumbering Basher Malone. He really does not like Angelino. And it looks like he is out to get him ...

The Dam

Author : David Almond
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"Kielder Water is a wild and beautiful place, rich in folk music and legend. Years ago, before a great dam was built to fill the valley with water, there were farms and homesteads in that valley and musicians who livened their rooms with song. After the village was abandoned and before the waters rushed in, a father and daughter returned there. The girl began to play her fiddle, bringing her tune to one empty house after another--for this was the last time that music would be heard in that place"--Provided by publisher.

Half a Creature from the Sea

Author : David Almond
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An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from master storyteller David Almond, inspired by his childhood in the north-east of England. (Publisher).

David Almond

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David Almond is critically acclaimed as one of the most innovative authors writing for children and young people today. This collection of original essays by international leaders in children's literature criticism provides a theoretically-informed overview of his work as well as a fresh analysis of individual texts.

Heaven Eyes

Author : David Almond
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Unhappy with being deemed Damaged Children while living at the orphanage, Erin and her friends plot to escape from their unhappy home and are soon off on a raft to freedom where they encounter an unusual girl that forever touches their lives. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

Annie Lumsden the Girl from the Sea

Author : David Almond
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A magical story about finding your identity from one of the most acclaimed storytellers of his generation, richly illustrated in full colour by an internationally renowned artist. My mother says that all things can be turned to tales. I thought she meant tales like fish tails, but I was wrong. She meant tales like this, tales that are stories. But this tale of mine is very like a fish tail too... Annie has never been like the other girls. Her mam tried sending her to school when she was small, but Annie couldn't seem to make words or numbers stick. She prefers instead to be swimming in the sea, or sunbathing on the shore at Stupor Beach, her head full of tales. She should have been a fish, her mam always tells her, and Annie knows the truth of it. Then a stranger who comes to town is struck by the beauty and the wonder of her, and Annie Lumsden realizes that perhaps she really is half a creature from the sea.

A Song for Ella Grey

Author : David Almond
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When the handsome and strange Orpheus strolls onto the beach and sings, good friends Claire and Ella each find a new understanding of themselves.