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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 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
|Publication date:||17th January 2008|
|Publisher:||Hachette Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
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 ...More About David Almond