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The fire-eaters

Author: David Almond
Publisher: London : Hodder Children's Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
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Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Almond
ISBN: 0340773839 9780340773833
OCLC Number: 56702022
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 2003, considered
Description: 249 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: David Almond.
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David Almond's exceptional novel - winner of the Whitbread Award and the Smarties Book Prize. Also available as an unabridged audio recording, read by the author.  Read more...

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David Almond is a fine writer, one of the very finest we have. He is simply incapable of writing a bad sentence. In THE FIRE-EATERS, his sense of place is unerring. ... It is for me David Almond's Read more...

 
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