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The Color of the Sun

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The Color of the Sun
Written by David Almond
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536207859
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The Color of the Sun

author: David Almond

One hot summer morning, only weeks after his fatherís death, Davie steps out his front door into the familiar streets of the Tyneside town that has always been his home. But this seemingly ordinary day takes on an air of mystery and tragedy as the residents learn that a boy has been killed. Despite the threat of a murderer on the loose, Davie turns away from the gossip and sets off toward the sunlit hill above town, where the real and imaginary worlds begin to blur around him. As he winds his way up the hillside, Davie sees things that seem impossible but feel utterly right, that renew his wonder and instill him with hope. Full of the intense excitement of growing up, David Almondís tale leaves both the reader and Davie astonished at the world and eager to explore it.

Award-winning author David Almond pens the dreamlike tale of a boy rediscovering joy and beauty within and around him, even amid sorrow.
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Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
224 / 5 1/4" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Boys & Men; Death, Grief, Bereavement; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
David Almond has received numerous awards, including a Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Carnegie Medal, and a Michael L. Printz Award. He is known worldwide as the author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels and stories, including Harry Millerís Run, illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino; The Savage, Slogís Dad, and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf, all illustrated by Dave McKean; and My Dadís a Birdman and The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon, both illustrated by Polly Dunbar. David Almond lives in England.
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