Kit's Wilderness by David Almond audiobook

Kit's Wilderness

By David Almond
Read by Charles Keating

Random House Audio
5.09 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780553750027

The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look. Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness. The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. A Michael L. Printz Award Winner An ALA Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2001 Michael L. Printz Award

A 2001 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A 2001 New York Public Library Book for Teens

A 2001 ALA Notable Book for Children

A 2001 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Children

Winner of Printz Awards, 2001

The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look. Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness. The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. A Michael L. Printz Award Winner An ALA Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Kit’s Wilderness is a little spooky, a lot of fun, and utterly unforgettable.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
Almond . . . creates a heartbreakingly real world fused with magical realism . . . suffusing the multilayered plot with an otherworldly glow. Booklist, Starred
Almond offers another tantalizing blend of human drama, surrealism and allegory. Publishers Weekly, Starred
“Almond offers another tantalizing blend of human drama, surrealism; and allegory…he takes readers on a thrilling and spine-tingling ride.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Almond has set an enormous task for himself. But he succeeds beautifully, knitting dark and light together and suffusing the multilayered plot with an otherworldly glow.” Booklist (starred review)
“Haunting, lyrical…This audiobook is a must have.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: David Almond

Author Bio: David Almond

David Almond has received several major awards, including a Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, an Eleanor Farjeon Award, and a Michael L. Printz Award. He is known worldwide as the author of Skellig, Clay, and many other plays, stories, and novels, including The Boy Who Swam with Piranha. David Almond lives in England.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.09
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English