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The Tale of Angelino Brown

Written by David Almond

Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

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LoveReading View on The Tale of Angelino Brown

Wonderfully imaginative tale for younger readers, illustrated with wit and humour - which also has real depth and pathos and invites us to ponder the differences between good and evil.

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 M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for April 2018

The Grotlyn by Benji Davies

The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery by Adam Stower

Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley

The Wardrobe Monster by Bryony Thomson

The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond

You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed

The Tale of Angelino Brown Synopsis

The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond

The Tale of Angelino Brown Press Reviews

[...] 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

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ISBN: 9781406378962
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406358070
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406378962
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Alex T. Smith
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks

About 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. Click here to read more information about the author. Julia Eccleshare on David Almond: One of the best-loved and finest writers of ...

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