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Raven Summer by David Almond

How smitten am I with David Almond’s books?

Let’s see…

1. I drove to a children’s literature conference in Toronto for an opportunity to hear him speak.

2. I will read everything he publishes.

3. He is tied with Roald Dahl in the standings for my favorite children’s author.

4. I have very high expectations […]

Book 2 — 48 Hour Book Challenge

Finished Book 2 (and all my necessary chores/errands for the day) and am about halfway through Book 3.

Here’s the 5 things I loved about Raven Summer by David Almond (a.k.a. Book 2):

1. Powerful family dynamics, involving supportive parents and an imaginative teen.

2. Beautiful depictions of damaged teens who are never defined […]

Sideshow

Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists, and Other Matters Odd and Magical

This new collection of short stories is edited by Deborah Noyes, who also brought us the creepy collections: The Restless Dead and Gothic!

Just in time for October, this book is wonderfully eerie with stories from David Almond, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Vivian […]