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Counting Stars

David Almond

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

A superb collection of stories about family, growing up, love and loss, and the resilience of the human heart, inspired by the author's own life. A multi-layered selection, from one of today's outstanding writers.

In Counting Stars David Almond tackles the themes common to his work - joy, darkness, love, death and identity - with exquisite sensitivity and tenderness.

David's childhood in the north of England was the inspiration for much of his work, and in these beautiful stories he creates a tangible picture of growing up in a large Catholic family. But the sense of mystery and wonderment we have come to expect from David is also present, and it is fascinating to see the kernels of his novels revealed. A must-read for Almond fans everywhere.

A stunning collection of stories 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.

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Praise for Counting Stars

  • . . . a haunting and lyrical collection . . . intimate and personal . . . Full of emotion and sensitivity that are hard to match. - The Bookseller

  • A collection of linked short stories from David Almond, a writer whose work is challenging and stunning. - The Bookseller

  • . . . a haunting and lyrical collection . . . intimate and personal . . . Full of emotion and sensitivity that are hard to match. - The Bookseller

  • A collection of linked short stories from David Almond, a writer whose work is challenging and stunning. - The Bookseller

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David Almond

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 Emeritus 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.

www.davidalmond.com

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