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David Almond

  • 5 stars across 45 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.
    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

    (19 reviews)
    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

    (16 reviews)
    2nd September 2021

    Bone Music

    This wonderful tale transports the reader from the city to the forests and fells of Northern England. Under a boundles... More

    (8 reviews)
    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

    (7 reviews)
    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

    (5 reviews)
    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

    (4 reviews)
    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

    (3 reviews)
    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

    (3 reviews)
    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)
    3rd April 2014

    The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

    A magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage - from David Almond, the master of magical realism, wit... More

    (2 reviews)
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    • The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

      The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

      David Almond and Oliver Jeffers: what more could you possibly want from a children’s book? I hadn’t heard of this book until I came across it in a cha...

    • The Tale of Angelino Brown

      The Tale of Angelino Brown

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      My favourite character was Angelino Brown because he did really funny things. I didn't like the characters K and the boss because they wanted to steal...

    • The Dam

      The Dam

      This is a stunningly illustrated book. We absolutely loved looking at the pictures. The bit at the back of the book about why the dam was created was...