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Heaven Eyes

Written by David Almond

Heaven Eyes Synopsis

Erin, January and Mouse live in a children's home, Whitegates. Running away is something they know all about - their dreams of escape frequently lead them into the outside world. But this time will be different. January has built a raft, and the trio head precariously down river, towards the Black Middens. There they stumble across a disused factory and its strange inhabitants - ancient Grampa and a mysterious girl, Heaven Eyes. Heaven Eyes desperately hopes that the children are her lost family - but Grampa keeps the truth of her history concealed. While Erin befriends Heaven Eyes, dreaming of her own lost mother, and Mouse tries to belong, January's suspicions grow . . .

Heaven Eyes Press Reviews

David Almond understands the joy and fear of being alive better than most - Heaven Eyes is a mysterious gift of a novel. * THE TIMES * With his magic realism style, he is becoming the Gabriel Garcia Marquez of children's fiction. * Janni Howker, TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT * Surprising, perfect and mysterious all at once . . . * THE TIMES * Almond at his thought-provoking best * Time Out * Another beautiful book by David Almond for teenagers with yearning hearts. Surprsing, perfect and mysterious all at once. * The Times * A remarkable novel about love and the heroic refusal to give in to sadness. * The Scotsman * Another astonishingly original novel. * The Observer * A beautiful and eerie tale. * The Guardian * Strange and beautiful. * The Mail on Sunday *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340743683
Publication date: 15th June 2000
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages

About David Almond

David Almond is twice winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. His first novel, SKELLIG, won the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal. His second, KIT'S WILDERNESS, won the Smarties Award Silver Medal, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award. THE FIRE-EATERS won the Whitbread, the Smarties Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. David is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative children's authors writing today, and his books are bestsellers all over the world. He lives with his family in Northumberland.

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