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David Almond

  • 5 stars across 49 books
    David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, Counting Stars, The Savage, Island, A Song for Ella Grey, The Colour of the Sun and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, the Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcieres (France) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. In 2010 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world's most prestigious prize for children's authors.

    David speaks at festivals and conferences around the world. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, inspirational and innovative children's authors writing today. He has one amazing daughter. He lives in Bath and in Newcastle, the city in which he was born.

    www.davidalmond.com
    5th September 2013

    Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

    To celebrate 15 year of this internationally successful, multi-award-winning novel, a beautiful clothbound edition, wi... More

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    2nd September 2021

    Bone Music

    From the bestselling, award-winning David Almond comes a book of hope and joy: under a boundless starry sky, the unf... More

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    4th May 2017

    The Tale of Angelino Brown

    A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally be... More

    (18 reviews)
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    5th September 2013

    The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

    Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy'... More

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    4th August 2022

    Paper Boat, Paper Bird

    A stunning new story from the bestselling, prize-winning David Almond, unfolding the magic of the everyday. Mina, fr... More

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    3rd October 2013

    My Name is Mina

    There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'l... More

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    23rd February 2017

    Island: World Book Day 2017

    A hopeful and moving coming-of-age story set on the island of Lindisfarne , by David Almond, author of the pr... More

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    4th June 2015

    A Song for Ella Grey

    Winner of the Guardian children's book prize 2015 I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I kn... More

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    3rd May 2018

    The Colour of the Sun

    This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig . *Shortlisted for the 201... More

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    1st August 2019

    The Dam

    A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaw... More

    (3 reviews)
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