Books by David Almond

photograph of David Almond by Donna Lisa Healy

Books by David Almond

The Colour of the Sun

New Books

The Colour of the Sun

"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…

The Colour of the Sun will be published by Hodder Children’s Books on 3rd May 2018.

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My Name is Mina

Skellig and related books

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.”

And so Mina writes and writes in her notebook, and here is her journal, Mina’s life in Mina’s own words: her stories and dreams, experiences and thoughts, her scribblings and nonsense, poems and songs. Her vivid account of her vivid life.

In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig.

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Skellig and related books

 

 

The cover of Counting Stars

Short Stories

Counting Stars

These beautifully-written stories grow out of David Almond’s childhood in the streets and fields of Tyneside. They’re funny and sad, realistic and strange, and are suffused with a profound sense of mystery and wonder. They show that the ordinary world is filled with extraordinary possibilities, that the local really does contain the universal.

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