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The Colour of the Sun

Written by David Almond

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Lyrical writing exploring the ordinary and extraordinary in one day in the life of a young boy.

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The Colour of the Sun Synopsis

A darkly twisted detective ghost tale, from the winner of the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Davie travels his small town in search of a supposed murderer. But the landscape soon starts to blur into something dark and twisted. He must make sense of the landscape, if he has any chance of finding answers. The people he encounters on his travels don't seem entirely real either. Then he meets the victim of the murder ... but, is he dead, or alive?

The Colour of the Sun Press Reviews

Creating some of the finest work of his career is David Almond in The Colour of the Sun (Hodder), a semi-autobiographical novel that showcases his transcendent, otherworldly storytelling. Over the course of a single summer's day, protagonist Davie's journey through his home town and into the sunlit hills shows us life, death and the wonder of the everyday. - The Guardian

The Colour of the Sun is really, really something. - Woman's Way

David Almond at his finest...this is a lyrical and moving story about a boy on the cusp of manhood...There is a touching innocence to this book and a warmth that glows from every page. -- Beth Goodyear - The Scotsman

brilliantly suspenseful until the end...He [David Almond] is that rare thing - a writer of lucid, mature elegance, who can still see the world through adolescent eyes. -- Emily Bearn - The Daily Telegraph

The book explores liminal spaces: the edgelands between child and adult, being and seeming, life and death and the human and natural worlds. - The Guardian

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444941135
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444919554
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444941135
Publication date: 10th January 2019
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers

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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