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David Almond

Biography

David Almond

David Almond has received several major awards, including a Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, an Eleanor Farjeon Award, and a Michael L. Printz Award. He is known worldwide as the author of SKELLIG, CLAY, and many other plays, stories and novels, including THE BOY WHO SWAM WITH PIRANHAS, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers; THE SAVAGE, SLOG'S DAD and MOUSE BIRD SNAKE WOLF, all illustrated by Dave McKean; and MY DAD'S A BIRDMAN and THE BOY WHO CLIMBED INTO THE MOON, both illustrated by Polly Dunbar. David Almond lives in England.

David Almond

Books by David Almond

Written by David Almond with illustrations by Salvatore Rubbino - Children's 7-9, Fiction, Friendship, Sports

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:  the day when Harry and his pals ran and ran and ran through the blazing sunlight all the way to the sea.

Written by David Almond with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers - Youth Fiction

Stanley Potts’s uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, but when his obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he’s always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters, including the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?

by David Almond - Fiction

Mina loves the night. This is when she feels anything is possible and her imagination is set free. One night, she decides to use the blank notebook that’s been lying on the table forever. As she writes, Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound about herself and her world, her thoughts and her dreams. 

by David Almond - Fiction

Ten-year-old Michael's baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he discovers a human being --- or a strange kind of beast --- in the garage. Together Michael and his new friend Mina carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever.