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The dam

Author: David Almond; Levi Pinfold
Publisher: London : Walker Studio, an imprint of Walker Books, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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''Play for all that are gone and for all that are still to come.'' Once the dam is finished, the land will be flooded. But before it is lost forever, Kathyn and her father return to the still and silent valley and fill the empty homes with one final song. And if you listen closely you can still hear it. -- a song for all that was and all that will never be. --Blurb.
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Sophisticated picture books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Pictorial works
Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Almond; Levi Pinfold
ISBN: 9781406304879 1406304875
OCLC Number: 1050132037
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (coloured) ; 24 cm x 29 cm.
Responsibility: David Almond ; illustrated by Levi Pinfold.

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''Play for all that are gone and for all that are still to come.'' Once the dam is finished, the land will be flooded. But before it is lost forever, Kathyn and her father return to the still and silent valley and fill the empty homes with one final song. And if you listen closely you can still hear it. -- a song for all that was and all that will never be. --Blurb.

''This is a true story. It was told to me by Mike and Kathryn Tickell. Kielder Water is the largest artificial lake in the UK. It is in North Northumberland, a wild an beautiful place, rich in folk music, story and legend. It was created in the late 70s and early 80s. A great dam was constructed across the Kielder Valley, a place of farms, a school, several homesteads and a stretch of the Border Counties Railway. The valley took two years to fill with water. Kielder is now a place for walking, fishing, boaring. It is part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, the fourth largest in the world. '' -- David Almond, postscript.

A striking and moving story of loss, hope and the enduring power of music, with stunning illustrations that evoke the wild and beautiful Northumberland landscape. -- Blurb.

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"Expect goose bumps from this original story, which suggests that nostalgia is crucial - so long as you don't let it stall you. Big ideas for this age group, but told in a simple, memorable way. Read more...

 
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