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Kit's Wilderness

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ISBN13: 9780385326650
ISBN10: 0385326653
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Kit's family moves to Stoneygate -- an old coal-mining town where his family has lived for generations -- to be near his ailing grandfather. Here, Kit is invited by an odd neighbor boy to play a game called Death. The game -- and the town's haunted history -- get under Kit's skin... and the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur. This multi-generational tale is engrossing and chilling.
Recommended by Sheila A., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.

Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.

The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors.

A Michael L. Printz Award Winner

An ALA Notable Book

A Publishers Weekly Best Book

Review:

"A thrilling and spine-tingling ride." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A heartbreakingly real world fused with magical realism....[The book's] ruminations about death and the healing power of love will strike children in unsuspected ways." Booklist

Review:

"A whirl of ghosts and dreams, stories-within-stories, joy, heartache, and redemption." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Kit's Wilderness establishes Almond as the most exciting new voice in children's books of this decade" Literary Review, London

About the Author

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England. He worked as a postman, a brush salesman, an editor, and a teacher but began to write seriously after he finished college. He lives in England with his partner and their daughter.

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armykid_2, October 20, 2011 (view all comments by armykid_2)
this book was very descriptave. it had great detail, and i cant wait to do my book report on it lol
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armykid_2, October 20, 2011 (view all comments by armykid_2)
this book was very descriptave. it had great detail, and i cant wait to do my book report on it lol
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armykid_2, October 20, 2011 (view all comments by armykid_2)
this book was very descriptave. it had great detail, and i cant wait to do my book report on it lol
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385326650
Author:
Almond, David
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
England
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Old age
Subject:
Coal mines and mining
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
AMERICAN
Series Volume:
105-31
Publication Date:
20091110
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.53x5.85x.89 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 240 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385326650 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Kit's family moves to Stoneygate -- an old coal-mining town where his family has lived for generations -- to be near his ailing grandfather. Here, Kit is invited by an odd neighbor boy to play a game called Death. The game -- and the town's haunted history -- get under Kit's skin... and the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur. This multi-generational tale is engrossing and chilling.

"Review" by , "A thrilling and spine-tingling ride."
"Review" by , "A heartbreakingly real world fused with magical realism....[The book's] ruminations about death and the healing power of love will strike children in unsuspected ways."
"Review" by , "A whirl of ghosts and dreams, stories-within-stories, joy, heartache, and redemption."
"Review" by , "Kit's Wilderness establishes Almond as the most exciting new voice in children's books of this decade"
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