Joe Quinn's Poltergeist (Paperback)
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Joe Quinn's Poltergeist (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 06/02/2020
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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.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406383041
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 207 x 162 x 7 mm


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"Strangeness also saturates David Almond's graphic-novel collaboration with Dave McKean Blurring the boundaries between text and image, child and adult, life and afterlife, Almond and McKean create a sense of the meeting point between the human and sublime." * The Guardian *
"In the arresting style of their earlier collaborations, McLean's visuals give life to the dark, otherworldly soul of Almond's short story." * The Bookseller, Children's March Previews *
"Each page is a work of art...Combining the demotic and the lyrical, 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 *
"DAVID ALMOND'S brilliant books explore powerful emotions of grief and hope, the balance between the ordinary and extraordinary, reality and the supernatural. In this stunning graphic story, created with longtime collaborator Dave McKean, he draws on the death of his own baby sister, Barbara, when Almond was just seven... Set against the backdrop of Almond's beloved Tyneside terraced streets, with troubled priests, footballing youths and broken families, the thought-provoking tale is brought vividly to life by McKean's powerful illustrations." * Sally Morris, The Daily Mail *
"...a wonderfully immersive tale, told with David Almond's trademark melancholy grit and wit." * Financial Times *

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“Spectacularly illustrated. Wonderfully written.”

David Almond and Dave Mckean work wonderfully well together in this powerful and evocative story. Almond's fantastic imagination combined with his own personal loss of his sister when he was just 7 years old... More

Hardback edition
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“Amazing ! Powerful words and powerful illustrations in a different coming of age story. recommended for ages 12+”

In this short story Davie is dragged off to the house of the difficult Joe Quinn who says there is a poltergeist in his house. Because his sister has died, Davie seems sensitive to atmosphere and is able to see things... More

Hardback edition
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Whispering Stories

“The illustrations really bring the book to life”

Davey doesn’t really like Joe Quinn as Joe is one of those boys who always makes things up, like he has the best things or does the most amazing things. He likes to tell little white lies in an attempt to get people... More

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