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Kit's Wilderness

Written by David Almond

Featured Books for 11+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

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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.

 

David Almond novels in order of publication: SkelligKit’s Wilderness, Heaven Eyes, Counting Stars, Secret Heart, The Fire-Eaters, Clay and most recently Jackdaw Summer.

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Kit's Wilderness Synopsis

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.

Kit's Wilderness Press Reviews

'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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ISBN: 9780340944967
Publication date: 17/01/2008
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340944967
Publication date: 17th January 2008
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: 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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