The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

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The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
Written by David Almond
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763676624
ISBN-13: 9780763676629
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The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

author: David Almond

Billy Dean is a secret child. His world is a carpet, a bed, pictures of the holy island, and a single locked door. His father fills his mind and his dreams with mysterious tales and dreadful warnings. But then his father disappears, and Billy’s mother brings him out into the world at last. He becomes the Angel Child, one who can heal the living, contact the dead, bring comfort to a troubled world. But there is one figure who is beyond healing. From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, exquisitely written novel about a hidden-away child who emerges into a broken world.

“Billy is an absolutely unforgettable creation. One of the most critically acclaimed YA authors working today, Almond refuses to rest on his laurels, and here he delivers his finest book in years.” — Booklist (starred review)
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0763676624 /  9780763676629
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Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
272 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Fiction; Family; Social Issues; Fantasy & Magic; Alternative Family; General; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
David Almond, the winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, is known worldwide as the multi-award-winning author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels, stories, and plays. With Candlewick Press, he is the author of The Savage, Slog’s Dad, and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf, all illustrated by Dave McKean, among other titles. David Almond lives in England.
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