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"I grew up in a big extended Catholic family [in the north of England]. I listened to the stories and songs at family parties. I listened to the gossip that filled Dragone?s coffee shop. I ran with my friends through the open spaces and the narrow lanes. We scared each other with ghost stories told in fragile tents on dark nights. We promised never-ending friendship and whispered of the amazing journeys we?d take together.

"I sat with my grandfather in his allotment, held tiny Easter chicks in my hands while he smoked his pipe and the factory sirens wailed and larks yelled high above. I trembled at the images presented to us in church, at the awful threats and glorious promises made by black-clad priests with Irish voices. I scribbled stories and stitched them into little books. I disliked school and loved the library, a little square building in which I dreamed that books with my name on them would stand one day on the shelves.

"Skellig, my first children?s novel, came out of the blue, as if it had been waiting a long time to be told. It seemed to write itself. It took six months, was rapidly taken by Hodder Children?s Books and has changed my life. By the time Skellig came out, I?d written my next children?s novel, Kit?s Wilderness. These books are suffused with the landscape and spirit of my own childhood. By looking back into the past, by re-imagining it and blending it with what I see around me now, I found a way to move forward and to become something that I am intensely happy to be: a writer for children."

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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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