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David Almond
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Laurel Leaf
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Age 12-13
Grade 7-9

David Almond

Kit's Wilderness

Mass Market Paperback (Laurel Leaf Sept. 11, 2001) , Reprint Edition
The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.

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.

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.

A Michael L. Printz Award Winner
An ALA Notable Book
Publishers Weekly Best Book
0440416051 / 9780440416050
4.5 oz.
4.25 x 0.66 in.

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