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Counting Stars

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.

In Counting Stars David Almond tackles the themes common to his work – joy, darkness, love, death and identity – with exquisite sensitivity and tenderness. A must-read for Almond fans everywhere.

From the author of the modern children’s classic Skellig – winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award. David Almond won the 2015 Guardian Children’s Book Prize with A Song for Ella Grey.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Family & Home Stories (children's

On Sale: 1st September 2016

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781444934250

Reviews

Sparely written...this could well be Almond's best work yet.
The Independent
He has the rare gift of being tender towards experience without either sentimentalising or indulging it; he knows that raw material must be worked on before it becomes art and he knows how to do it.
The Guardian
A moving, perceptive collection that drifts back and forth over the shadowy border between fiction and autobiography, conjuring with brilliant clarity the elusive joys, sorrows and shames of childhood.
The Times
Challenging and stunning.
The Bookseller
It's a book to read and read again and, as the years pass, each new reading will reveal more truths
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