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The Resource Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories, David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor

Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories, David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor

Label
Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories
Title
Half a creature from the sea
Title remainder
a life in stories
Statement of responsibility
David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from master storyteller David Almond, inspired by his childhood in the north-east of England. It features coming of age stories on the theme of closeness to home, deftly interwoven with illuminating autobiographical pieces on the inspirations behind the fiction. Stories include: "The Missing Link", "Joe Quinn's Poltergeist", "Harry Miller's Run", "Slog's Dad", "Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads", "Mary Malone", "Half a Creature from the Sea", and, "When God Came to Kathleen's Garden". David Almond says of this unique collection, "Stories on the page are so beautifully neat. All that lovely black print; those lovely straight lines and paragraphs and pages. But stories are living things, creatures that move and grow in the imaginations of writer and reader. They must be solid and touchable, like the land, and must have fluid half-known depths, like the sea. These stories take place in a real world - but in fiction, real worlds merge with dreamed worlds. Real people walk with ghosts and figments. Earthly truth goes hand-in-hand with watery lies."
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10429246
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Almond, David
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • For young adults
  • HL
  • 650
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Eleanor
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
England
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life in stories
Label
Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories, David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780763678777
Lccn
2015931431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900179880
Label
Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories, David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780763678777
Lccn
2015931431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900179880

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