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    • ISBN:9781444941807
    • Publication date:03 May 2018

The Colour of the Sun

By David Almond

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This is a moving, funny, inspirational and magical novel from the bestselling author of Skellig.

This is a moving, funny, inspirational and magical novel from the bestselling author of Skellig.

"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 dramatic and strange.

A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit summit at the top of the town, where the real and imaginary world begin to blur ...

Davie sees things on the hillside that show him that amongst immorality, there can be kindness, and in darkness, there is a chance for hope.

This an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'

Biographical Notes

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 Sorcières (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 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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  • ISBN: 9781444919554
  • Publication date: 03 May 2018
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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