Bone Music (Paperback)David Almond (author)
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A lyrical and richly evocative story from the author of Skellig about a young girl who moves to the wilds of rural Northumberland, Bone Music is a spellbinding celebration of the deep bond between humans and nature - and with each other.
This wonderful tale transports the reader from the city to the forests and fells of Northern England. Under a boundless starry sky, the unforgettable Sylvia Carr reconnects with the ancient past and discovers what it really means to be young in the world today.
Sylvia, brave hearted and rebellious, moves into wild Northumberland from the city of Newcastle. She feels alien in this huge, silent, seemingly empty landscape, but then she meets Gabriel, a strange yet familiar boy. As they roam the forests and fells together, she sees nature with new eyes. She becomes aware that the past is all around her, and is deep inside herself. From the wing of a dead buzzard, they create a hollow bone - the kind of flute that was created and used in rituals in the distant past.
This is a book of hope and joy - a book that celebrates humanity and explores the deep connections between ourselves and nature. It is timely and original. It speaks to young people about what it really is to be a human being alive today.
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 18 mm
'Lyrical...hypnotic and beautifully written' - The Daily Mail
'This tale from rural Northumberland will stick with you...He explores our place in the world, our connection to nature. At some point it becomes a rather Blakean tale of self-discovery...rich, wise, and never boring' - The Times Children's Book of the Week
'A breathtakingly beautiful and lyrical novel' - The Bookseller
'A remarkable book that already feels like a classic, it is sure to become one' - The Irish Times
'Mystical' - Financial Times
'David Almond's novels are so simple on the surface, so hauntingly mysterious in their depths' - Financial Times
'This is a book of hope and joy - get out of your comfort zone, explore the extraordinary, get in touch with nature and share in the belief that young & old can create a better world.' - Young Writers
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