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David Almond: Memory and Magic Don Latham

David Almond: Memory and Magic

Don Latham

Published June 2nd 2006
ISBN : 9780810855007
Hardcover
151 pages
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David Almonds six books have been praised for their lyrical prose, their evocative use of magical realism, and their sensitive male and strong female characters. His work has garnered several prestigious literary awards, including the CarnegieMoreDavid Almonds six books have been praised for their lyrical prose, their evocative use of magical realism, and their sensitive male and strong female characters. His work has garnered several prestigious literary awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Childrens Book of the Year Award, and the Michael L. Printz Award. Clearly, Almond is a significant talent in the world of young adult literature who has, in a short time, gained an impressive amount of recognition, but, to date, little critical commentary devoted to Almonds works has appeared. Given the high regard accorded Almonds work and his regular output over the last five years, it is appropriate that this book-length critical study of his works is published. David Almond: Memory and Magic discusses how Almonds major themes relate specifically to the development of selfhood in his adolescent characters, and explores the four major themes that are evident in all of his works: magical realism, death, memory, and imagination. A chronology, extensive bibliography, afterword, and index round out this text that serves as a resource for scholars and students of young adult fiction, as well as teachers and librarians who work with young adults, ultimately helping to foster among young people a deeper appreciation for Almonds work as a literary artist.