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Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories

Almond, David 1951- (Author). Taylor, Eleanor, 1969- (illustrator.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library YA FIC ALMOND (Text) 37500004157943 Young Adult Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton YM Fic Almond (Text) 30890000592137 Youth Mature Upper level, East room, Northside Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting YA FIC ALM (Text) 51735011680617 Young adult collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780763678777
  • ISBN: 0763678775
  • Physical Description: print
    222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note: Slog's dad -- May Malone -- when God came to Cathleen's garden -- Missing link -- Harry Miller's run -- half a creature from the sea -- Joe Quinn's poltergeist -- Klaus Vogel & the bad lads.
Summary, etc.: 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. 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."
Target Audience Note:
HL 650 Lexile.
Subject: England Fiction
Genre: Short stories.
Autobiographical fiction.
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