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My Dad's a Birdman by David Almond
  

My Dad's a Birdman

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Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling.

Synopsis

My Dad's a Birdman by David Almond

Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft - and make them nice hot dumplings. But today there's something unusual going on: why is Dad building himself a pair of wings and studying the birds to see how they fly? The Great Human Bird Competition of course!

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It's a story about love and it gives the reader a wonderful sense of joy about what it means to be alive. You will have read nothing else quite like it. -- Independent Bookshop Week supplement * The Guardian *


About the Author

David Almond

David Almond was our Guest Editor in September 2011 CLICK HERE to see his choices.

David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland.

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Julia Eccleshare on David Almond:

One of the best-loved and finest writers of today, David Almond made an immediate impact with Skellig, his first book. The moving story of a boy’s discovery of a strange creature in the shed which can be interpreted in many ways introduced some to the recurrent themes of David Almond’s writing. Infused with a touch of magic or the supernatural or ‘belief’, David Almond writes sensitively about the inner complexities of growing up. Much influenced by the landscape of Tyneside where he was brought up and still lives, David Almond’s books have a strong sense of place especially in titles such as Heaven’s Eyes, The Fire-Eater and Kit’s Wilderness. Although often clearly set in some particular time, there is a timeless quality to David Almond’s stories which give them enduring appeal.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd April 2015

Author

David Almond

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

7+ readers
Bookshelf Essentials
9+ readers

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781406354409

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