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A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
Oct 13, 2015 | ISBN 9780553533613

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“Almond’s lyrical narrative will sweep readers on a journey to unearthly, mysterious realms and back.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Innovative and dreamlike . . . and told in Almond’s distinctive prose. Teen readers of a literary bent and mythology enthusiasts will love this latest work.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Almond brings his hypnotic lyricism to this darkly romantic tale that sings of the madness of youth, the ache of love, and the near-impossibility of grasping death.”—Kirkus Reviews

“. . . captures the heady rush of reckless youth. Readers will likely be transfixed by this rhapsodic modern telling of a classic tragedy.”—Booklist

“Almond’s . . . prose seeps into your blood like word venom until you can’t imagine reading anything else.”—The Times (London)

“David Almond’s books are strange, unsettling wild things–unfettered by the normal constraints of children’s literature, beyond classification.”—The Guardian

“Printz Award-winner Almond delivers another haunting, intricately-woven piece of literature.”—VOYA

“The evocation of the desperate immediacy of adolescence itself . . . is artfully rendered.”–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“An ode to the mad joy of youth, mortality and love.”–Shelf Awareness


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