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The Colour of the Sun

The Colour of the Sun

This is an incandescent novel for children from the bestselling author of Skellig, which explores the journey to hope and dreams through the eyes of a young boy.

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ISBN 9781444919554
Barcode 9781444919554
Published 29 May 2018 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Almond, David
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ISBN-13 9781444919554
ISBN-10 1444919555
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 29 May 2018
International Publication Date 3 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Almond, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 220g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 895094

Description of this Book

This is an incandescent novel for children from the bestselling author of Skellig, which explores the journey to hope and dreams through the eyes of a young boy. The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free. Davie starts his day with a friend who says he has witnessed a murder, so he decides to travel the countryside in search of the criminal. But when his surroundings start to blur into a dreamlike world, Davie's journey becomes more personal ... Trying to find answers, Davie searches the landscape around him. But as he looks more closely, he notices small, beautiful details which blur reality. As he prepares to make the journey back to his small village, Davie is changed. He has seen things on the hillside that show him that amongst immorality, there can be kindness, and in darkness, there is a chance for hope ... This is Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant for child readers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Beautiful, dream-like story about a boy, a crime, a feud, and growing up in a small town. It's warm and loving and manages to be both intimate and expansive. A beautiful, beautiful read. * The Bookbag *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, Counting Stars, The Savage, Island, A Song for Ella Grey, The Colour of the Sun and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, the Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcieres (France) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. In 2010 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world's most prestigious prize for children's authors. David speaks at festivals and conferences around the world. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, inspirational and innovative children's authors writing today. He has one amazing daughter. He lives in Bath and in Newcastle, the city in which he was born. www.davidalmond.com

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