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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. 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."
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Almond, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Eleanor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
England
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories, David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Slog's dad
  • May Malone
  • when God came to Cathleen's garden
  • the missing link
  • Harry Miller's run
  • half a creature from the sea
  • Joe Quinn's poltergeist
  • Klaus Vogel & the bad lads
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780763678777
Lccn
2015931431
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900179880
  • (OCoLC)ocn900179880
  • 730738
Label
Half a creature from the sea : a life in stories, David Almond ; illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
Publication
Contents
  • Slog's dad
  • May Malone
  • when God came to Cathleen's garden
  • the missing link
  • Harry Miller's run
  • half a creature from the sea
  • Joe Quinn's poltergeist
  • Klaus Vogel & the bad lads
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780763678777
Lccn
2015931431
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900179880
  • (OCoLC)ocn900179880
  • 730738

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