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Joe Quinn's Poltergeist

By David Almond
Illustrated by Dave McKean

A beautifully imagined story for fans of Neil Gaiman, by the dream team of bestselling author, David Almond, and award-winning artist, Dave McKean.

Joe Quinn tells everyone about the poltergeist in his house, but no one believes him. No one that is, except for Davie. He’s felt the inexplicable presence in the rooms, he’s seen random objects fly through the air. And there’s something else … a memory of his beloved sister, and a feeling deep down that somehow it might be possible for ghosts to exist.

  • An other-worldly and evocative tale from one of the most acclaimed storytellers of his generation.
  • A beautifully illustrated full-colour young graphic novel, with artwork by long-time collaborator and award-winning illustrator, Dave McKean.
  • “Each page is a work of art … Almond continues to mine the language and circumstances of his own youth, and to reveal the weighty emotional and spiritual moments of young lives." Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

About the author

David Almond is the highly acclaimed author of Skellig, Clay, My Name is Mina, My Dad’s a Birdman, The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas and many other novels, short stories and plays. His books have been translated into almost forty languages and are widely adapted for the stage and screen. His numerous awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Children’s Books Awards and Le Prix Sorciéres, and in 2010 he gained the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international prize for children’s authors. www.davidalmond.com

About the illustrator

Dave McKean is a world-renowned artist, designer and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including The Savage, Slog's Dad and Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf all by David Almond. He has collaborated with Neil Gaiman on Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Wall, as well as the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. Dave McKean has also illustrated Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck Cookbook and directed two feature films, MirrorMask and Luna. www.davemckean.com

ISBN: 9781406383041
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2020
Dimensions: 162 x 208mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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