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The Colour of the Sun

The Colour of the Sun

This is a moving, funny, inspirational and magical novel from the bestselling author of Skellig.

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ISBN 9781444941135
Barcode 9781444941135
Published 7 March 2019 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Almond, David
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ISBN-13 9781444941135
ISBN-10 1444941135
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 7 March 2019
International Publication Date 10 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Almond, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Thrillers
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 200g
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 950201

Description of this Book

A darkly twisted detective ghost tale, from the winner of the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Davie travels his small town in search of a supposed murderer. But the landscape soon starts to blur into something dark and twisted. He must make sense of the landscape, if he has any chance of finding answers. The people he encounters on his travels don't seem entirely real either. Then he meets the victim of the murder ... but, is he dead, or alive?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The book explores liminal spaces: the edgelands between child and adult, being and seeming, life and death and the human and natural worlds. * The Guardian *
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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