The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

Author:   David Almond ,  Oliver Jeffers
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781406337464


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   05 September 2013
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   David Almond ,  Oliver Jeffers
Publisher:   Walker Books Ltd
Imprint:   Walker Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.232kg
ISBN:  

9781406337464


ISBN 10:   1406337463
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   05 September 2013
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Its message hits home: give a child belief in himself and there's no limit to what he can achieve * The Daily Mail * Dahl-esque adventure. I thought I knew David Almond through his book Skellig. But this is more like the best work of Roald Dahl than standard teen fiction . . . Oliver Jeffers' illustrations work as a brilliant accompaniment to this funny book * The Teacher * Fun, magical and enchanting. . . will appeal to readers of Roald Dahl * My Book Corner * Atmospheric, poetic, beautiful * Irish Times * There's no mistaking the hallmark Almond tenderness and the willingness to work with the common things in life, which animate the book from start to finish and make it good * Guardian * Often funny, occasionally poignant, but always subtle and never naive, this is a terrific read. * INIS Magazine * Out of the ordinary comes the extraordinary, and visuals and text merge together to tell a truly magnificent fishy tale. * INIS Magazine * A beautiful story * Reader's Digest * Funny and unusal with wonderful characters * The Bookseller * A homely but equally zany tale * The Telegraph * A life-affirming voyage of self discovery - with a fabulously fishy twist - from master storyteller David Almond. * The Bookseller *


A life-affirming voyage of self discovery - with a fabulously fishy twist - from master storyteller David Almond. The Bookseller A homely but equally zany tale The Telegraph Funny and unusal with wonderful characters The Bookseller A beautiful story Reader's Digest Out of the ordinary comes the extraordinary, and visuals and text merge together to tell a truly magnificent fishy tale. INIS Magazine Often funny, occasionally poignant, but always subtle and never naive, this is a terrific read. INIS Magazine There's no mistaking the hallmark Almond tenderness and the willingness to work with the common things in life, which animate the book from start to finish and make it good Guardian Atmospheric, poetic, beautiful Irish Times Fun, magical and enchanting... will appeal to readers of Roald Dahl My Book Corner Dahl-esque adventure. I thought I knew David Almond through his book Skellig. But this is more like the best work of Roald Dahl than standard teen fiction ... Oliver Jeffers' illustrations work as a brilliant accompaniment to this funny book The Teacher Its message hits home: give a child belief in himself and there's no limit to what he can achieve The Daily Mail


There really is nobody quite like Almond writing in children's or adult's fiction today. (The Times)


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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 more recently 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 auspicious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland; for more info visit www.davidalmond.com As a picture book creator Oliver Jeffers has been the recipient of some of children's books highest accolades, including the Nestle Gold Medal for Lost and Found and the Irish Picture Book of the Year for The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Other award-winning titles include The Way Back Home, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. An animated film of Oliver's book Lost and Found won a BAFTA for Best Animation in 2009. Oliver was born in Belfast but now lives in New York City. This is his first book for Walker; for more information about his work, visit www.oliverjeffers.com

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