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The Fire-Eaters

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Bobby Burns knows hes 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 Bobbys life from all sides. Bobbys new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war.

Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"'Bobby's reflections, enhanced by powerful images of nature, convey the young protagonist's uncertainties and a sense of the world itself being on the cusp of change, in the fall of 1962,' according to PW. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England and says, “The place and the people have given me many of my stories.” He worked as a postman, a brush salesman, an editor, and a teacher, but began to write seriously after he finished college. His first novel for children, Skellig, was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book and appeared on many best book of the year lists. His second novel, Kits Wilderness, won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults. David Almond lives in Newcastle, England, with his partner and their daughter.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440420125
Publisher:
Yearling
Subject:
General
Author:
Almond, David
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Hope
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Boys / Men
Publication Date:
20051108
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.80x5.24x.55 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 224 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440420125 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Bobby's reflections, enhanced by powerful images of nature, convey the young protagonist's uncertainties and a sense of the world itself being on the cusp of change, in the fall of 1962,' according to PW. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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