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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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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||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 *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
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