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The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

Written by David Almond

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean Synopsis

I wos a secrit shy and tungtied emptyheded thing. I wos tort to read and rite and spell by my tenda littl muther & by Mr McCaufrey the butcha & by Missus Malone and her gosts. So I am not cleva, so please forgiv my folts and my mistayks. I am the won that glares into your harts & that prowls insyde yor deepist dremes. Wonce I was The Anjel Childe. Now I am The Monster. Just read and lissen and take note. Let the words enter yor blud & boans. I am Billy Dean. This is the truth. This is my tale.

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean Press Reviews

Truly original -- Philip Pullman * The Guardian * A master storyteller * Independent * . . . gripping, beautiful and brilliantly written . . . Everyone is raving about this unforgettable book * The Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141332048
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages

About David Almond

David Almond is the author of Skellig, Clay, The Savage and many other novels, stories and plays. His work is translated into over thirty languages and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2010, the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbreads and the Michael L. Printz Award (USA). He was born in Newcastle, grew up on Tyneside and now lives with his family in Northumberland.

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