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Almond, David 1951-

Works: 162 works in 984 publications in 24 languages and 41,076 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Graphic novels  Fantasy fiction  History  Horror fiction  Paranormal fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.A448, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Almond
Skellig by David Almond( Book )

135 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 4,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Almond turns his talents to drama in these two plays. Skellig is the dramatization of his highly acclaimed novel. What has Michael found in the derelict garage? What is this creature that lies in the darkness? Is it human, or a strange beast never seen before? And what will happen in the world when he carries it out into the light? Wild Girl, Wild Boy is an original play produced in London by the Pop-Up Theatre company. Young Elaine has recently lost her father, and now she spends her days dreaming in the family's garden, skipping school, unable to read or write. One day, Elaine conjures up a Wild Boy from spells and fairy seed. No one else can see him, and Elaine disappears into a world of fantasy where she and Wild Boy remember the teachings of her father. Will her mother ever come to understand? These two plays introduce a new talent from the remarkable David Almond
Kit's wilderness by David Almond( Book )

67 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Stoneygate there was a wilderness between the houses and the river - Here Kit met Askew, with his wild dog, Jax, who ran the game called Death - Here, in the wilderness, Kit learns to confront death and life
Raven summer by David Almond( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led to an abandoned baby by a raven, fourteen-year-old Liam seems fated to meet two foster children who have experienced the world's violence in very different ways as he struggles to understand war, family problems, and friends who grow apart
My dad's a birdman by David Almond( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizzie's Dad is building a pair of wings to enter the great human-bird competition ; Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings ; Mr Poop is parading the streets shouting louder and louder and Mr Mint, the head teacher, is getting in a flap. Suggested level: primary
The savage by David Almond( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy tells about a story he wrote when dealing with his father's death about a savage kid living in a ruined chapel in the woods--and the tale about the savage kid coming to life in the real world
Heaven eyes by David Almond( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having escaped from their orphanage on a raft, Erin, January, and Mouse float down into another world of abandoned warehouses and factories, meeting a strange old man and an even stranger girl with webbed fingers and little memory of her past
The fire-eaters by David Almond( Book )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962 England, despite observing his father's illness and the suffering of the fire-eating Mr. McNulty, as well as enduring abuse at school and the stress of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bobby Burns and his family and friends still find reasons to rejoice in their lives and to have hope for the future
My name is Mina by David Almond( Book )

43 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative, intelligent, nine-year-old Mina keeps a journal in her own disorderly way that reveals how her mind is growing into something extraordinary, especially after she begins homeschooling under the direction of her widowed mother
Clay by David Almond( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The developing relationship between teenager Davie and a mysterious new boy in town morphs into something darker and more sinister when Davie learns firsthand of the boy's supernatural powers
The boy who swam with piranhas by David Almond( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned balmy. But there's darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie's obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he's always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?"--Description from, viewed July 31, 2013
The true tale of the monster Billy Dean, telt by hisself by David Almond( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in his bedroom by a father who fills his mind with mysterious tales and warnings, Billy Dean goes outside for the first time when his father disappears, and he discovers his abilities to heal the living and contact the dead
The boy who climbed into the moon by David Almond( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helped by a very long ladder, some unusual acquaintances, two rather worried parents, and a great deal of community spirit, a young English boy makes an astonishing discovery when he embarks on a mission to prove that the moon is nothing but a big hole in the sky
The tightrope walkers by David Almond( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes. On the one hand, he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with the eccentric girl artist next door, Holly Stroud⁰́₄his first and abiding love⁰́₄to balance above the earth on a makeshift tightrope. With Holly, Dom dreams of a life different in every way from his shipbuilder dad's, a life fashioned of words and images and story. On the other hand, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the brutal charms of Vincent McAlinden, a complex bully who awakens something wild and reckless and killing in Dom. In a raw and beautifully crafted bildungsroman, David Almond reveals the rich inner world of a boy teetering on the edge of manhood, a boy so curious and open to impulse that we fear for him and question his balance⁰́₄and ultimately exult in his triumphs
A song for Ella Grey by David Almond( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if Ella Grey has been captured and taken from her, but the loss of her best friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world in this modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Northern England
Secret heart by David Almond( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with his mother in a small village on the edge of the suburbs, shy, often inarticulate, Joe Maloney frequently dreams of a beautiful, elusive tiger whose significance begins to be clear after he befriends a young trapeze artist who comes to town with a shabby traveling circus
Mouse, bird, snake, wolf by David Almond( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using sticks, leaves, and clay, Little Ben makes a mouse, Sue, a bird, and Harry, a snake, but when they create a terrifying wolf that turns on them, Little Ben must summon the courage to save them
Slog's dad by David Almond( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Slog's father died he promised to return for one last visit in the spring, but when Slog spots a scruffy man on a bench outside the butcher shop and identifies him as his father, his best friend Davie is skeptical
Counting stars by David Almond( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of interconnected stories, a boy describes his life growing up in the English urban district of Felling
Kate, the cat and the moon by David Almond( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being awakened by a white cat, Kate becomes a cat herself and the two of them wander on a nighttime journey
The Great War : stories inspired by items from the First World War by James Kay( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers of this collection of short stories were inspired to write about the First World War by physical objects associated with the war
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Alternative Names
Ālmūnd, Daiwīd 1951-

David Almond Angol ifjúsági szerző

David Almond britischer Schriftsteller

David Almond British children's writer

David Almond écrivain britannique

david almond escritor de literatura infantil británico

David Almond schrijver uit Engeland

David Almond scrittore inglese

Дэвид Алмонд

דייוויד אלמונד

דייוויד אלמונד סופר ילדים בריטי

알몬드, 데이비드 1951-

アーモンド, デイヴィッド


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