Written by David Almond
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An absolutely delightful read. Full of originality and lyrical writing that will take your breath away, and a brilliant evocation of time and place. Almost faultless.
Kit's Wilderness won the Smarties Award Silver Medal, was highly commended for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Guardian Award.
Kit's Wilderness by David Almond
Kit has just moved to Stoneygate with his family, to live with his ageing grandfather who is gradually succumbing to Alzheimer's Disease. Stoneygate is an insular place, scarred by its mining history - by the danger and death it has brought them. Where the coal mine used to be there is now a wilderness.
'Could a children's book win the Booker? The best writing is the kind that defies categories, and Almond's Kit's Wilderness makes the grade.' The Times
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