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Publisher Comments:

Bobby Burns knows he’s 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 Bobby’s life from all sides. Bobby’s 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.

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Synopsis:

Having grown up in Keely Bay, young Bobby Burns is grateful for the wonderfully talented and unique people he has come to know in his community, but when his father gets sick and he is sent to a new school, Bobby turns to his friend, fire-eater Ailsa Spink for support in seeing him through dark times ahead. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

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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, living in England in 1962, still find reasons to rejoice in their lives and to have hope for the future.

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, Kit’s 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:
9780307523747
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : General
Author:
Almond, David
Author:
David Almond
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Hope
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051108
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Product details 224 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307523747 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Having grown up in Keely Bay, young Bobby Burns is grateful for the wonderfully talented and unique people he has come to know in his community, but when his father gets sick and he is sent to a new school, Bobby turns to his friend, fire-eater Ailsa Spink for support in seeing him through dark times ahead. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , 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, living in England in 1962, still find reasons to rejoice in their lives and to have hope for the future.
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