David Almond
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David Almond

David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, The Savage, The Tightrope Walkers, A Song for Ella Grey, The Tale of Angelino Brown and many other novels, stories, picture books, songs, opera librettos and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. He speaks regularly at festivals and conferences around the world. His major awards include The Carnegie Medal, The Michael L Printz Award (USA), the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, two Whitbread Awards, The Eleanor Farjeon Award, 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' authors. He has been a teacher in primary, special and adult education. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK.

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    • Kit's Wilderness

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit's recently widowed grandfather....

    Regular price: $15.33

    • My Name Is Mina

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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    'There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Study of Words and Character

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Skellig

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: David Almond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but read fast

    • By Molly Murphy Wittig, Ph.D. on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $22.60

    • My Dad's a Birdman

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on.....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Half a Creature from the Sea

    • A Life in Stories
    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Master storyteller David Almond presents a beautiful collection of short fiction interwoven with pieces that illuminate the inspiration behind the stories....

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Fire-Eaters

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Bobby Burns knows he's a lucky lad....

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Tightrope Walkers

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of Northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes....

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: David Almond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, brilliantly written novel about a hidden-away child who emerges into a broken world....

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Tale of Angelino Brown

    • By: David Almond, Alex T. Smith
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do you believe in angels? Bert and Betty Brown do, because Bert discovered one in his shirt pocket the other day while he was driving his bus. All of a sudden they had a little boy of their very own to care for - how heavenly! Bert and Betty’s friends think Angelino is lovely....

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment building....

    Regular price: $13.99

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