Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories (HB)

Author(s): David Almond

Young Adult Fiction

David Almond says of this unique collection, "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." Stories include: "The Missing Link", "Joe Quinn's Poltergeist", "Harry Miller's Run", "Slog's Dad", "Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads", "May Malone", "Half a Creature from the Sea" and "When God Came to Cathleen's Garden".

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David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has more recently collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the auspicious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland; for more info visit www.davidalmond.com

General Fields

  • : 9781406354348
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : June 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : David Almond
  • : Hardback
  • : Eleanor Taylor
  • : 823.92
  • : 208