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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (418 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Almond Narrator: Daniel Gerroll Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bobby Burns knows he’s a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby’s life from all sides. Bobby’s new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war.

Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist, McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2002 Whitbread Award: Children's Book Award
  • Winner of the 2004 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/20/2014

    " good book...too many religious overtones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan | 2/15/2014

    " Not my style of book. Too political. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lia | 2/11/2014

    " This book was not at all what I was expecting. The author's ability to express a coming-of-age male, without turing the book into a "growing up" book and without relying on the usual path, is excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gerri | 2/5/2014

    " I LOVED this book!!! The kids did as well, so beautiful so brilliant! "

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