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David Almond

EditorRosemary Johnston

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David Almond is critically acclaimed as one of the most innovative authors writing for children and young people today. This collection of original essays by international leaders in children's literature criticism provides a theoretically-informed overview of his work as well as a fresh analysis of individual texts.

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Rosemary Ross Johnston is Director of the International Centre for Youth Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and is Director of the International Centre for Youth Futures.
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Title:David AlmondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:October 2, 2014Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1137301163

ISBN - 13:9781137301161

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Notes on Contributors
Key to Abbreviations
Acknowledgements 
Introduction: David Almond and Mystical Realism; Rosemary Ross Johnston
1. Living Just Beyond the Wall: Versions of the Savage in David Almond's Novels; Perry Nodelman
2. Ontology, Epistemology, and Values: Philosophy and Cognitive Science in David Almond's Skellig and My Name is Mina; Roberta Seelinger Trites
3. The Possibilities of Becoming: Process-Relational Theology in the Works of David Almond; Karen Coats
4. 'A Sense Sublime': Religious Resonances in the Work of David Almond; Valerie Coghlan
5. Birdmen from the Depths of the Earth: Radical Landscape in the Fiction of David Almond; Nolan Dalrymple
6. 'They thought we had disappeared, and they were wrong': The Depiction of Working Class in Almond's Novels; Carole Dunbar
7. 'Melting and Opening Underfoot': Almond's Heaven Eyes as a Complex Variation; Perry Nodelman
8. The Transcendent in David Almond's Play Wild Girl, Wild Boy; Michael Levy
9. Of Writing: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean: telt by hisself; Rosemary Ross Johnston
Appendix: The David Almond Archive at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books; Hannah Izod
Further Reading
Index

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'A stellar academic cast does full justice to a writer who has pushed the boundaries of children's literature and magical /mystical realism. David Almond's books show a formidable and continuously lively intelligence, and the critics match his range of thought and his lucidity and clarity: an admirable, ground-breaking collection which probes Almond's unique intersection of religion, mysticism, philosophy and realism in a specific cultural context.' – Peter Hunt, Professor Emeritus, Cardiff University, UK