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Heaven eyes

Download heaven eyes PDF by david almond and published by Laurel Leaf in October 8, 2002, format Mass Market Paperback ..

heaven eyes Awards

This gripping book is a contender for a whopping 3 prestigious awards:

  • Zilveren Zoen (2002)
  • North East Teenage Book Award Nominee (2000)
  • Carnegie Medal Nominee (2000)

Informative Details

Titleheaven eyes
Authordavid almond
PublisherLaurel Leaf
Year of PublicationOctober 8, 2002
File FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages233
Information about the book heaven eyes, written by david almond

Intriguing Summary

Erin Law and her friends are Damaged Children. At least that is the label given to them by Maureen, the woman who runs the orphanage that they live in. Damaged, Beyond Repair because they have no parents to take care of them. But Erin knows that if they care for each other they can put up with the psychologists, the social workers, the therapists—at least most of the time. Sometimes there is nothing left but to run away, to run for freedom. And that is what Erin and two friends do, run away one night downriver on a raft. What they find on their journey is stranger than you can imagine, maybe, and you might not think it’s true. But Erin will tell you it is all true. And the proof is a girl named Heaven Eyes, who sees through all the darkness in the world to the joy that lies beneath. —From the hardcover edition.

About the Author

David Almond is a British children’s writer who has penned several novels, each one to critical acclaim. He was born and raised in Felling and Newcastle in post-industrial North East England and educated at the University of East Anglia. When he was young, he found his love of writing when some short stories of his were published in a local magazine. He started out as an author of adult fiction before finding his niche writing literature for young adults.His first children’s novel, Skellig (1998), set in Newcastle, won the Whitbread Children’s Novel of the Year Award and also the Carnegie Medal. His subsequent novels are: Kit’s Wilderness (1999), Heaven Eyes (2000), Secret Heart (2001), The Fire Eaters (2003) and Clay (2005). His first play aimed at adolescents, Wild Girl, Wild Boy, toured in 2001 and was published in 2002. His works are highly philosophical and thus appeal to children and adults alike. Recurring themes throughout include the complex relationships between apparent opposites (such as life and death, reality and fiction, past and future); forms of education; growing up and adapting to change; the nature of ‘the self’. He has been greatly influenced by the works of the English Romantic poet William Blake.He is an author often suggested on National Curriculum reading lists in the United Kingdom and has attracted the attention of academics who specialise in the study of children’s literature.Almond currently lives with his family in Northumberland, England.Awards: Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing (2010).

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