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The Color of the Sun by David Almond

The Color of the Sun

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The Color of the Sun by David Almond
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Sep 10, 2019 | 224 Pages
  • Hardcover $16.99

    Sep 10, 2019 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

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Touches of humor, pithy words of Northern common sense, and moments of heightened tension and mystery provide grounding elements in the midst of the reverie…A haunting tale of embracing transformation and finding beauty in an imperfect world.
—Kirkus Reviews

Through economic prose expressing Davie’s memories and keen observations, the book subtly shows the protagonist’s grief over losing his father and childhood innocence. Spanning only one day, it evokes the mysteriousness of life, the power of imagination, and moments when childhood and adulthood intertwine.
—Publishers Weekly

Almond manages to craft deeply real stories touched by magic that itself feels true, being so well rooted in character and emotion—in this case, Davie’s grief. Thematic and lyrical, colored by Newcastle slang and the English countryside, this is one for the deep thinkers and those who are dealing with grief.
—Booklist

In this piece of masterful storytelling, a small town offers its own brand of solace to a young teen struggling with loss. Recommended.
—School Library Journal

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