The Dam - Walker Studio (Hardback)
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The Dam - Walker Studio (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
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A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Levi Pinfold.

When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They tore down the boards over the houses, stepped inside and started to play - for this would be the last time that music would be heard in this place. In this astonishing picture book that combines themes of loss, hope and music David Almond pays homage to all musicians, showing the ancient and unstoppable power of creativity.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406304879
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 242 x 288 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Expect goose bumps from this original story, which suggests that nostalgia is crucial - so long as you don't let it stall you. Big ideas for this age group, but told in a simple, memorable way. Almond and Pinfold give each other just the right amount of room to breathe, and it's dam good." * The Times, Children's Book of the Week *
"This is, to be sure, a literary and art-led children's book, but one with great depth, and the fact that it captures a true story will be of interest to all." * BookTrust *
"A poignant collaboration [...]" * The Guardian *
"Both brooding and enchanting..." * The Financial Times *
"It can be read to your child in five minutes, but it's likely to leave them pondering for days." * The Big Issue *
"Mesmerising. Classic Almond territory." * Angels and Urchins *
"A book to pore over and return to again and again." * Carousel Christmas Guide 2018 *
"The artwork is remarkable - each page full of atmosphere and deep emotion. A triumph." * The Irish Independent *
"This is a wonderful story about man and his environment, how we remember, and how we adapt to change." * The School Librarian *

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“The way that David Almond mind works is just genius”

Kielder Water is the largest artificial reservoir in the UK. Work began creating it in the 1970s and it was finished in 1981. When the dam was constructed it flooded farmland and old houses had to be knocked down to... More

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