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The Savage

By David Almond
Illustrated by Dave McKean

A uniquely presented, touching tale of grief, solace and hope from a master of contemporary storytelling and a visionary artist.

Imagine you wrote a story and that story came true. This is exactly what happens to Blue Baker when he writes about a savage living alone in the woods near his home. After his dad’s death, Blue finds comfort in dreaming of a wild kid who survives on a diet of berries and the occasional hapless passer-by. But when the savage pays a night-time visit to the local bully, boundaries become blurred and Blue begins to wonder where he ends and the savage begins. Part novel, part graphic novel, this moving story features striking art from the award-winning Dave McKean.

  • Part novel, part graphic novel, this moving story features striking art from the award-winning Dave McKean.
  • "There really is nobody quite like Almond writing in children s or adult s fiction today," The Times.
  • David Almond is the winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for writing!

About the author

David Almond is the acclaimed author of Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award; and The Fire-Eaters, winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Northumberland.

About the illustrator

Dave McKean's distinctive illustrations have graced several children's books including The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Walls (New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2006 Kate Greenaway Medal) by Neil Gaiman. Dave also provided the unique covers for Neil Gaiman's World Fantasy Award-winning comic series The Sandman. He lives in Kent.

ISBN: 9781406319859
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2009
Dimensions: 162 x 208mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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