Books by David Almond

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Books by David Almond

The Tale of Angelino Brown

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The Tale of Angelino Brown

Bert and Betty Brown have got themselves a little angel. Bert found him in his top pocket when he was driving his bus. What a wonder!

But Basher Malone – big, lumbering Basher Malone – REALLY doesn’t like Angelino. It looks like he’s out to get him…

The Tale of Angelino Brown is illustrated by Alex T. Smith. It has been nominated for the Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway medal for 2018.

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cover of 'A Song for Ella Grey'

Prize Winners

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. This is her story – as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.

A Song for Ella Grey won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 2015.

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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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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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