Half A Creature From the Sea

Half A Creature From the Sea

A Life in Stories

Book - 2015 | First U.S. edition.
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Master storyteller David Almond presents a beautiful collection of short fiction, interwoven with pieces that illuminate the inspiration behind the stories.

May Malone is said to have a monster in her house, but what Norman finds there may just be the angel he needs. Joe Quinn's house is noisy with poltergeists, or could it be Davie's raging causing the disturbance? Fragile Annie learns the truth about herself in a photograph taken by a traveling man near the sea. Set in the northern English Tyneside country of the author's childhood, these eight short stories by the incomparable David Almond evoke gritty realities and ineffable longings, experiences both ordinary and magical. In autobiographical preludes to each story, the writer shows how all things can be turned into tales, reflecting on a time of wonder, tenderness, and joy.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780763678777
0763678775
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Eleanor 1969-- Illustrator

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