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The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

by David Almond
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

by David Almond

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Overview

From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, exquisitely written novel about a hidden-away child who emerges into a broken world.

Billy Dean is a secret child. He has a beautiful young mother and a father who arrives at night carrying the scents of candles and incense and cigarettes. Birds fly to his window. Mice run out from his walls. His world is a carpet, a bed, pictures of the holy island, and a single locked door. His father fills his mind and his dreams with mysterious tales and memories and dreadful warnings. But then his father disappears, and Billy’s mother brings him out into the world at last. He learns the horrifying story of what was saved and what was destroyed on the day he was born, the day the bombers came to Blinkbonny. The kind butcher, Mr. McCaufrey, and the medium, Missus Malone, are waiting for him. He becomes The Angel Child, one who can heal the living, contact the dead, bring comfort to a troubled world. But there is one figure who is beyond healing, who comes looking for Billy himself — and is determined on a kind of reckoning.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763676629
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

David Almond, winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, is known worldwide as the multi-award-winning author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels, stories, and plays. With Candlewick Press, he is the author of The Savage, Slog’s Dad, and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf, all illustrated by Dave McKean, among other titles. David Almond lives in England.

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