Wild Girl, Wild Boy A Play by David Almond
  

Synopsis

Wild Girl, Wild Boy A Play by David Almond

Hodder Literature: a new and exciting series of literature titles for Key Stage 3 for whole class use. Dramatisation of the story of Elaine Grew, a brave and troubled young soul. Last year her dad died and now Elaine's in turmoil. She squabbles with her mum and begins to stay away from school. Shunned by her friends, Elaine spends day after day in the overgrown wilderness of her dad's old allotment, where once she was so happy. Here she crawls like a lizard, slithers like a snake and works spells with spiders, just as she used to when he was with her. What is Elaine searching for, in this place of memories, dreams and magic?

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

David Almond
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Author's Website

www.davidalmond.com/

Publisher

Hodder Murray an imprint of Hodder Education

Publication date

25th November 2005

ISBN

9780340907924


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