A Song for Ella Grey (HB)
I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both...knew how they lived and how they died. Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story - as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.
The epic new novel by David Almond
[David Almond] is becoming the Gabriel Garcia Marquez of Children's Fiction. -- Janni Howker TES
David Almond is synonymous with quality children's writing; since Skellig was published fifteen years ago. That book has sold l million copies in the English language and launched him on a trajectory which has extended his work into film, drama, opera, and massive acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic (where we have the rights). Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Whitbreat and the Newberry, he is rightly hailed as one of the most important writers for this generation of young people.