I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both... knew how they lived and how they died.
Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story - as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.
Davie and his friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. But perhaps he's the answer to Davie and Geordie's prayers - a secret weapon in their war against monstrous Mouldy and his gang, and, Davie and Geordie befriend Stephen. But they are heading down a path that brings with it a monster of an unexpected nature.
From the winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal comes an extraordinary novel ...
From the winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award the Carnegie Medal and the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award comes the extraordinary prequel to the award-winning Skellig.
Stanley Potts is just an ordinary boy, but when all the jobs in Fish Quay disappear his Uncle Ernie develops an extraordinary fascination with canning fish. Suddenly their home is filled with the sound of clanging machinery and the stench of mackerel, and Uncle Ernie's obsession reaches such heights that he would even can Stan's beloved goldfish.
David Almond's first picture book for children explores transformation and magic... On a night rich with dreams, Kate wakes up and hears a cat.