David Almond könyvei a rukkolán
David Almond - The Colour of the Sun
This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig. "The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free." One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home - but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious. A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town. As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again. This an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'
David Almond - The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
I wos a secrit shy and tungtied emptyheded thing. I wos tort to read and rite and spell by my tenda littl muther & by Mr McCaufrey the butcha & by Missus Malone and her gosts. So I am not cleva, so please forgiv my folts and my mistayks. I am the won that glares into your harts & that prowls insyde yor deepist dremes. Wonce I was The Anjel Childe. Now I am The Monster. Just read and lissen and take note. Let the words enter yor blud & boans. I am Billy Dean. This is the truth. This is my tale.
David Almond - Je m'appelle Mina
Écrire sera comme un voyage, chaque mot sera un pas qui m’emmènera vers une terre inconnue... Mina jou avec les mots, invente des histoires, raconte sa vie de tous les jours, le bonheur d’alle se percher dans son arbe et de regarder la vie d’en haut, parmi les oiseaux, loin du monde d’en bas où elle a si peur. C’est d’amitié et de liberté que nous parle Mina. Écrire lui permettra-t-il de nous confier son secret et de s’ouvrir enfin au monde ?
David Almond - The Fire-eaters
Bobby Burns knows he's a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby's life from all sides. Bobby's new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war. Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves.
David Almond - My Dad's a Birdman
Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling. Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft – and make them nice hot dumplings. But today there's something unusual going on: why is Dad building himself a pair of wings and studying the birds to see how they fly? The Great Human Bird Competition of course!
David Almond - 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 write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line?" And so Mina writes and writes in her notebook, and through her stories, thoughts, lessons and dreams, Mina's journal and mind grow into something extraordinary. In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig, in what is a thought-provoking and extraordinary prequel to his best-selling debut novel, Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.
David Almond - Slog's Dad
Part story, part graphic novel - a tender slice of life and death from the creators of "The Savage". Do you believe there's life after death? Slog does. He reckons that the scruffy bloke sitting outside the pork shop is his dad come back to visit him for one last time - just like he'd said he would, just before he died. Slog's mate Davie isn't convinced. But how does this man know everything Slog's dad would know? Because Slog says it really is his dad, that's how.
David Almond - A nap színe
Az Andersen-díjas David Almond legújabb regénye! "Davie a zöld rágót rágja, összekeveri a szájában a lila maradékával. Annyira édes, annyira finom. A sokszínű fényre gondol, ami most a testében van, és tetszik neki a gondolat. Megy tovább. Fölfelé megy. Már tudja, hogy meg fogja írni ennek a napnak a történetét. Az lesz a címe, hogy Jimmy Killen halála vagy Hulla az építkezésen vagy Vér a zöld kockás ingen vagy A pitében lakó lélek. Vagy az is lehet, hogy valami másról ad majd neki címet, olyasmiről, ami történni fog, amiről még nem tudhatja, hogy mi lesz, amit a nap hátralévő része hoz." David Almond regénye a felnőtté válás elsöprő izgalmával csodálkozik rá a felfedezésre váró világra.
David Almond - Csókás nyár
Pedig ez is csak úgy indult, mint bármelyik észak-angliai nyár. Az idő csodaszép. A tizennégy éves Liam számára most kezdődik a szünet. De azon a napon, amikor barátjával, Max-szel követni kezd egy hangosan csattogó csókát, a fiú élete visszafordíthatatlanul megváltozik… Egy elhagyatott épület előtt egy gondosan takaróba bugyolált kisbaba fekszik. Az anyja elhagyta… És ezzel kezdetét veszi a csókás nyár. A nyár, amikor a barátságok megmérettetnek. A nyár, amikor a jó és a rossz közötti határ elmosódni látszik. A nyár, amelyet Liam sosem fog elfelejteni!
David Almond - The Fire Eaters
There he was, below the bridge, half-naked, eyes blazing. He had a pair of burning torches. He ran them back and forth across his skin. He sipped from a bottle, breathed across a torch, and fire and fumes leapt from his lips. The air was filled with the scent of paraffin. He breathed again, a great high spreading flag of fire. He glared. He roared like an animal.That summer, life had seemed perfect for Bobby Burns. But now it's autumn and the winds of change are blowing hard. Bobby's dad is mysteriously ill. His new school is a cold and cruel place. And worse: nuclear war may be about to start. But Bobby has a wonder-working friend called Ailsa Spink. And he's found the fire-eater, a devil called McNulty. What can they do together on Bobby's beach? Is it possible to work miracles? Will they be able to transform the world?A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.
David Almond - Heaven Eyes
Erin Law and her friends are Damaged Children. At least that is the label given to them by Maureen, the woman who runs the orphanage that they live in. Damaged, Beyond Repair because they have no parents to take care of them. But Erin knows that if they care for each other they can put up with the psychologists, the social workers, the therapists -- at least most of the time. Sometimes there is nothing left but to run away, to run for freedom. And that is what Erin and two friends do, run away one night downriver on a raft. What they find on their journey is stranger than you can imagine, maybe, and you might not think it's true. But Erin will tell you it is all true. And the proof is a girl named Heaven Eyes, who sees through all the darkness in the world to the joy that lies beneath.
David Almond - War is Over
From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, which commemorates the hundred-year anniversary of the end of the First World War. "I am just a child," says John. "How can I be at war?" It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's dad is fighting in the trenches far away in France. His mum works in the munitions factory just along the road. His teacher says that John is fighting, too, that he is at war with enemy children in Germany. One day, in the wild woods outside town, John has an impossible moment: a meeting with a German boy named Jan. John catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children like Jan and himself can come together, and scatter the seeds of peace. Gorgeously illustrated by David Litchfield, this is a book to treasure.
David Almond - A vadóc
A tizenéves Blue Baker egy történetet ír... Nem varázslókról meg tündérekről, nem holmi "boldogan éltek, míg meg nem haltak"-ról szóló mesét, hanem egy igaz történetet félelemről, vérről, kalandokról. Mert ilyen a való élet. Legalábbis Blue számára. Mivel meghalt az édesapja, és Hopper, a városi vagány rászállt. Aztán Blue története saját életet kezd élni - fura, vad, varázslatos és sötét életet... És amikor a történet főszereplője, vadóc, éjszaka meglátogatja Hoppert, Blue-nak el kell gondolkoznia azon, hogy hol végződik ő, és hol kezdődik a vadóc. David Almond csodálatos sztoriját Dave McKean fantasztikus illusztrációi teszik teljessé.
David Almond - The Dam
A haunting, stunningly illustrated story of loss, hope, and the power of music from multi-award winners David Almond and Levi Pinfold. Kielder Water is a wild and beautiful place, rich in folk music and legend. Years ago, before a great dam was built to fill the valley with water, there were farms and homesteads in that valley and musicians who livened their rooms with song. After the village was abandoned and before the waters rushed in, a father and daughter returned there. The girl began to play her fiddle, bringing her tune to one empty house after another -- for this was the last time that music would be heard in that place. With exquisite artwork by Levi Pinfold, David Almond's lyrical narrative -- inspired by a true tale -- pays homage to his friends Mike and Kathryn Tickell and all the musicians of Northumberland, to show that music is ancient and unstoppable, and that dams and lakes cannot overwhelm it.
David Almond - Half a Creature from the Sea
An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from a master storyteller and Hans Christian Andersen Award winning author, inspired by his childhood in the north-east of England.A diverse collection of stories from the author of the internationally award-winning Skellig, deftly interwoven with illuminating autobiographical pieces on the inspirations behind the fiction. David Almond says of this unique volume, "Stories on the page are so beautifully neat. All that lovely black print; those lovely straight lines and paragraphs and pages. But stories are living things, creatures that move and grow in the imaginations of writer and reader. They must be solid and touchable, like the land, and must have fluid half-known depths, like the sea. These stories take place in a real world - but in fiction, real worlds merge with dreamed worlds. Real people walk with ghosts and figments. Earthly truth goes hand-in-hand with watery lies."
David Almond - Skellig (francia)
Michael vient de déménager et tout va de travers: il est éloigné de ses amis et sa petite soeur est malade. Mais un jour, en explorant le garage en ruines, il fait une étrange rencontre: un homme vit là, accroupi dans le noir, sans bouger. Qui est-il? D’où vient-il? Michael et Mina, sa nouvelle voisine, sont bien décidés à résoudre ce mystère… „Il gisait là, derrière des caisses, dans la pénombre et les gravats. Il était pâle, crasseux, desséché. Au début, je l’ai cru mort. Je me trompais complètement, je n’allais pas tarder à le savoir. J’allais bientȏt découvrir qu’il n’y avait rien au monde plus vivant que lui…”
David Almond - 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 journey from anguish to joy. Stanley Potts is just an ordinary boy, but when all the jobs in Fish Quay disappear his Uncle Ernie develops an extraordinary fascination with canning fish. Suddenly their home is filled with the sound of clanging machinery and the stench of mackerel, and Uncle Ernie's obsession reaches such heights that he would even can Stan's beloved goldfish! Stan, however, has his own destiny, which leads him - via a hook-a-duck stall - to Pancho Pirelli, the blue-caped madman who swims with piranhas. And as Stan delves into the waters, he finally discovers who he really can be. This title is fully illustrated in black and white by the award-winning Oliver Jeffers.
David Almond - Nesting
David Almond was a virtually unknown author when Cullercoats publisher IRON Press issued his first two collections of stories, Sleepless Nights (1985) and A Kind of Heaven (1997). In 2013, as part of IRON’s 40th birthday celebrations, a selection of these short stories for adults, alongside two previously unpublished tales. were collected in Nesting. The stories draw deeply from the Tyneside estate of Almond’s childhood, exploring the themes that would inform his later work, and displaying all the rhythm, lyricism and drive for which he is acclaimed today.
David Almond - Kit's Wilderness
Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness *examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness. The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. A Michael L. Printz Award Winner An ALA Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book
David Almond - 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 by, from the internationally acclaimed author of Skellig. A joyful, uplifting story of times gone by from the internationally acclaimed author of Skellig, illustrated in full colour by the award-winning illustrator of A Walk in London. Liam just wants to go out running with his mates – it’s not long till the Junior Great North Run, and there’s training to be done. But Mam needs him today, to help old Harry clear out his house. Harry knows a thing or two about running. When he was a lad, he says, he ran all the way from Newcastle to South Shields. “But Harry,” says Mam, “that’s thirteen miles!” Harry grins. “Different times,” he says. This is the story of that day: of sweltering heat, clattering boots, briny sea air and the heavenly taste of ice cream; the day when Harry and his pals ran and ran and ran through the blazing sunlight all the way to the sea.
David Almond - Skellig
Amikor a költözés és kishúga betegsége felborítja Michael életét, a fiú hirtelen magányos és bizonytalan lesz. Aztán egy vasárnap délután belopózik a romos garázsba, és valami varázslatosan különlegeset talál. Egy fura lényt, akinek szüksége van Michaelra, hogy életben maradhasson. Mina, a szomszéd kislány segítségével Michael meggyógyítja Skelliget, és a gyerekek élete örökre megváltozik.
David Almond - Counting Stars
David Almond’s extraordinary novels have established him as an author of unique insight and skill. These stories encapsulate his endless sense of mystery and wonderment, as they weave a tangible tapestry of growing up in a large, loving family. Here are the kernels of his novels—joy and fear, darkness and light, the healing power of love and imagination in overcoming the wounds of ignorance and prejudice. These stories merge memory and dream, the real and the imagined, in a collection of exquisite tenderness.
David Almond - Mouse Bird Snake Wolf
The gods have created a world that is safe and calm and rather wonderful. They have built mountains, forests, and seas and filled the world with animals, people, and unnamed beasts. Now their days are fat with long naps in the clouds, mutual admiration, and tea and cake. But their world has gaps in it filled with emptiness, gaps that intrigue Harry, Sue, and little Ben until they begin to see what might fill them. One by one the children conjure, from twigs and leaves and stones, a mousy thing, a chirpy thing, and a twisty legless thing. But as the children’s ideas grow bolder, the power of their visions proves greater and more dangerous than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined. Is it possible to unmake what’s been made?
David Almond - Clay
Another lyrical and gripping read from the multi-award winner, David Almond. With fascination, Davie and his best friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. His history is a mystery, he seems to have come from nowhere, and when he arrives to live with his distant aunt, the local 'loony', 'Crazy Mary', no one envies him his new home. But perhaps he's the answer to Davie and Geordie's prayers - a secret weapon in their war against monstrous Mouldy and his gang? Intrigued by him, gradually Davie and Geordie befriend Stephen. But they are heading innocently down a dangerous path that brings with it a monster of an entirely unexpected nature. Their encounter with the mysterious Stephen is as incredible as it is menacing, and as the true shocking story of Stephen's past slowly emerges, Davie's life is changed forever.
A. L. Kennedy - Tracy Chevalier - Michael Morpurgo - David Almond - Ursula Dubosarsky - John Boyne - Timothée de Fombelle - Sheena Wilkinson - Tanya Lee Stone - Marcus Sedgwick - Adèle Geras - The Great War
In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for readers young and old. A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by award-winning Jim Kay and featuring photographs of the objects with accounts of their history and the authors’ reasons for selecting them. This unique anthology provides young readers with a personal window into the Great War and the people affected by it, and serves as an invaluable resource for families and teachers alike.
David Almond - Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads
Fleeing persecution in his homeland, German refugee Klaus Vogel arrives in a small English town where the local gang take him under their wing. They call themselves the Bad Lads, but it's all mischief and harmless tricks, never any real trouble. But then leader Joe starts to encourage increasingly hateful pranks and Klaus has to make a stand for what he thinks is right. Poignant and powerful tale set in the wake of World War II.
David Almond - 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, with illustrations by the award-winning Polly Dunbar.Paul believes that the moon is not the moon, but is a great hole in the sky. It's one of many strange ideas that he's never told anyone (at school he was told that he had no ideas at all), until he meets Molly, his irrepressible neighbour, who begins to convince him that his theory might just change the world. Helped by a very long ladder, some highly irregular characters, two rather worried parents and a great deal of community spirit, Paul takes to the sky. But his astonishing discovery there can't keep him away for long - what is waiting for him back at home is turning out to be better than he'd ever imagined...
David Almond - Skellig (angol)
Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage and encounters a strange being who changes his world forever.
David Almond - Secret Heart
Joe lives with his mother in Helmouth, a forgotten village crumbling on the edge of the suburbs. His days are spent trying to evade the demands of school and the taunts of the local bullies. Joe's friend, Stanny, insists that Joe must toughen up, become a survivor - and he is adamant that a weekend in the wilderness with Stanny and his Uncle Joff will do the trick. Into Joe's unhappy world comes Hackenschmidt's Circus, and with it the strangely familiar Corinna. She tells Joe, 'In the circus there is a secret heart' - a place of contained wildness where the barriers between the human and animal world are fluid. And indeed, Joe's dreams are already stalked by a tiger, so real that his skin and its pelt begin to feel as one...
David Almond - Szárnyak titka
Michael egyáltalán nem erre számított. Azt ígérték, minden csodálatos lesz, s ehelyett egy elhanyagolt, öreg házba költöztek. Ráadásul a húga is beteg, mindenki a kicsi körül nyüzsög. Michael egyedül marad. Beveszi magát a ház burjánzó, elvadult kertjébe, s felfedezi a düledező, szinte életveszélyes fészert... Vajon mi rejtőzik a por és piszok alatt, a pókhálók között? Ember? Vagy egy rejtélyes, furcsa, ismeretlen lény? Michael csak egyetlen emberben bízik; Minában, a különös, vad és szabad kislányban. És együtt elhatározzák, kiderítik az idegen csodálatos titkát... A regény Nagy-Britanniában 1998-ban elnyerte az év legjobb gyermekregényének járó Whitbread-díjat.
David Almond - A Song for Ella Grey
"I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both...knew how they lived and how they died." Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story - as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.
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