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The tightrope walkers, David Almond

Label
The tightrope walkers
Title
The tightrope walkers
Statement of responsibility
David Almond
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Coming of age in the shadow of northern England's shipyards, young Dominic is torn between the extremes of his shipbuilder family's lifestyle, a complex bully to whom he finds himself irresistibly drawn, and the tightrope-walking girl he loves
Summary
'The tightrope walkers' by David Almond - a novel of young love and tragedy from the prizewinning author of Skellig. "I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne." Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work in the shipyards. Dom is torn between his new mates: Holly Stroud, his enchanting neighbour, and Vincent McAlinden, who's something else altogether - a wild, dangerous boy with murderous instincts. After his mother's death, Dom has to decide who he is, what he wants to be - and then face up to the consequences. Deeply moving with a unique narrative voice, 'The tightrope walkers' will be loved by fans of Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh and Ross Raisin, as well as readers familiar with David Almond's masterful novel 'The true tale of the monster Billy Dean', and the hugely popular 'Skellig'.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405074
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Almond, David
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL 620
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
620
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bullying
  • Shipbuilding
  • Bullying
  • Shipbuilding
  • Love
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The tightrope walkers, David Almond
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20378049
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780763673109
Lccn
2014944915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The tightrope walkers, David Almond
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20378049
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780763673109
Lccn
2014944915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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