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My Dad's a Birdman

Written by David Almond

Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

My Dad's a Birdman Synopsis

Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling. Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft - and make them nice hot dumplings. But today there's something unusual going on: why is Dad building himself a pair of wings and studying the birds to see how they fly? The Great Human Bird Competition of course!

My Dad's a Birdman Press Reviews

* On his novel, David Almond says: There is some darkness in My Dad's a Birdman... but I think I found a way to make a pretty joyful piece about grieving, and how love can help us overcome pain, and how the imagination can work profound changes.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406313246
Publication date: 1st August 2008
Author: David Almond
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About David Almond

David Almond is the acclaimed author of Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Guardian Award; and The Fire-Eaters, winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. David has also collaborated with Polly Dunbar on the highly acclaimed My Dad's a Birdman and The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon, and with Dave McKean on The Savage, Slog's Dad and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf. David lives in Hexham, Northumberland. To ...

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