Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

David Almond

Author Links

David Almond

  • 5 stars across 43 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

    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

    (15 reviews)
    Review
    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

    (15 reviews)
    Review
    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

    (12 reviews)
    Review
    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)
    Review
    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)
    Review
    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)
    Review
    14th June 2011

    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

    (2 reviews)
    Review
    8th October 2015

    Harry Miller's Run

    "That's reet, lad! Run! There's a wolf at your tail! Run for your lovely life!" A joyful, uplifting story of times gone ... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    17th January 2008

    Kit's Wilderness

    Kit has just moved to Stoneygate with his family, to live with his ageing grandfather who is gradually succumbing to A... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    1st 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

    (1 review)
    Review
    Image to show page is loading Show More Books

    New Book

    Most Popular Book

    Recent Reviews

    • Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

      Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

      by TMatt79

      I really enjoyed this book. It is all about a boy called David, who discovers Skellig in his garage when he moves in to his new house. He also has a b...

    • The Tale of Angelino Brown

      The Tale of Angelino Brown

      by giw1970

      This is by far the longest book Lucas and I have read together to date - it says a lot that this managed to hold his attention all the way until the e...

    • War is Over

      War is Over

      Where other authors use two hundred words, David Almond uses two, but they are the perfect two and cut straight to the heart of the matter. I don't kn...