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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Almond Narrator: Charles Keating Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2000 ISBN: 9780553750027
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The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called “death.” As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors.

Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Kit’s Wilderness is a little spooky, a lot of fun, and utterly unforgettable.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • Almond . . . creates a heartbreakingly real world fused with magical realism . . . suffusing the multilayered plot with an otherworldly glow. Booklist, Starred
  • Almond offers another tantalizing blend of human drama, surrealism and allegory. Publishers Weekly, Starred
  • “Almond offers another tantalizing blend of human drama, surrealism; and allegory…he takes readers on a thrilling and spine-tingling ride.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Almond has set an enormous task for himself. But he succeeds beautifully, knitting dark and light together and suffusing the multilayered plot with an otherworldly glow.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Haunting, lyrical…This audiobook is a must have.”

    School Library Journal

  • Winner of the 2001 Michael L. Printz Award
  • A 2001 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2001 ALA Notable Book for Children
  • A 2001 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Children
  • A 2001 New York Public Library Book for Teens
  • Winner of Printz Awards, 2001
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