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David Almond

  • 5 stars across 53 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... MoreSkellig 15th Anniversary Edition

(29 reviews) Review
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, from t... MorePaper Boat, Paper Bird

(23 reviews) Review
2nd September 2021

Bone Music: A gripping book of hope and joy from an award-winning author

From the bestselling, award-winning David Almond comes a book of hope and joy: under a boundless starry sky, the unforge... MoreBone Music: A gripping book of hope and joy from an award-winning author

(21 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 bestseller... MoreThe Tale of Angelino Brown

(19 reviews) Review
22nd June 2023

Island: A life-changing story, now brilliantly illustrated

Love, death, hope ... the island will change their lives forever. From the bestselling David Almond, author of SKELLIG, ... MoreIsland: A life-changing story, now brilliantly illustrated

(10 reviews) Review
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's jo... MoreThe Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

(9 reviews) Review
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'll wr... MoreMy Name is Mina

(6 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... MoreIsland: World Book Day 2017

(5 reviews) Review
3rd August 2023

Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition

The bestselling story about love, loss and hope that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of toda... MoreSkellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition

(5 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... MoreThe Colour of the Sun

(4 reviews) Review
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  • Paper Boat, Paper Bird

    Paper Boat, Paper Bird

    by Red198

    Such a beautiful book from the cover to the illustrations to the story line and the link to David's most famous book - Skellig (I particularly enjoyed...

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    Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

    by Roseo

    Hello, this is the only david almond book that i have so far read but i am determined to read more of his books. skellig is a fantastic book that is i...

  • Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition

    Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition

    by AHMCL

    First published 25 years ago, this is a beautiful illustrated copy. It has a golden wrap around and embellished foil hardback cover. The black and whi...