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Jackdaw Summer

David Almond

8 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 11 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

From the winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal comes an extraordinary novel ...

Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland - but this year things are different. One hot summer's day a jackdaw leads the two boys into an ancient farm house where they find a baby, wrapped in a blanket, with a scribbled note pinned to it: PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD.

And so begins Jackdaw Summer. A summer when friendships are tested. A summer when lines between good and bad are blurred. A summer that Liam will never forget...

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.

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Praise for Jackdaw Summer

  • a book of startling quality and tremendous beauty - The Bookbag

  • Another brilliant novel from a master storyteller. - Carousel

  • Unsettling but, as ever, beautifully written. - Daily Mail

  • ... exceptional, delicate writing ... make a moving and thoughtful story told with exceptional elegance. - Julia Eccleshare

  • exquisite prose which sparkles off the page - Writeaway

  • a book of startling quality and tremendous beauty - The Bookbag

  • Another brilliant novel from a master storyteller. - Carousel

  • Unsettling but, as ever, beautifully written. - Daily Mail

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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. In 2021, David was awarded an OBE for services to literature.

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 Newcastle, the city in which he was born.

www.davidalmond.com

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