The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond
  

The Tale of Angelino Brown

Written by David Almond
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

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Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2018

Award-winning David Almond’s new story for younger reader is a delightfully lightly told, warm-hearted story perfect for all those who are willing believe in a little bit of something special. When a little angel turns up in Bert’s pocket as he drives the bus all kinds of remarkable things begin to happen. Bert takes Angelino home to Betty and he brings great happiness into their lives. When Betty takes Angelino to school he delights the children too. Only the acting Head Teacher Mrs Mole, her horrible side-kick Professor Smellie and the imposter of a school inspector are untouched by his magical qualities. But who is Angelino? David Almond inspires readers’ imagination and raises questions about definitions of good and bad. It is a Wonderful book. ~ Julia Eccleshare.

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The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond

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[...] this is a charmingly goofy story [...] For all its superficial puerility, The Tale of Angelino Brown returns, like Almond's other novels, to death: this is a poignant book about grief. [...] grown up readers will be touched by it, too. * The Daily Telegraph *

As ever, there is joy to be had in Almond's ear for the beauty and rhythm of everyday speech, and Alex T Smith's illustrations are cheeky and apt. * The Literary Review *

This lovely, heart-warming story from award-winning author, David Almond is full of humour wisdom and fun. With fantastic illustrations by Alex T. Smith, it's a gorgeous celebration of imagination, creativity and wonder that will leave you with a huge smile on your face. * The Week Junior, Children's Book of the Week

About the Author

David Almond

David Almond was our Guest Editor in September 2011 CLICK HERE to see his choices.

David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland.

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Julia Eccleshare on David Almond:

One of the best-loved and finest writers of today, David Almond made an immediate impact with Skellig, his first book. The moving story of a boy’s discovery of a strange creature in the shed which can be interpreted in many ways introduced some to the recurrent themes of David Almond’s writing. Infused with a touch of magic or the supernatural or ‘belief’, David Almond writes sensitively about the inner complexities of growing up. Much influenced by the landscape of Tyneside where he was brought up and still lives, David Almond’s books have a strong sense of place especially in titles such as Heaven’s Eyes, The Fire-Eater and Kit’s Wilderness. Although often clearly set in some particular time, there is a timeless quality to David Almond’s stories which give them enduring appeal.

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Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years

Author

David Almond
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Author's Website

www.davidalmond.com/

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th April 2018

ISBN

9781406378962

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