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The tightrope walkers, David Almond

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The tightrope walkers
Title
The tightrope walkers
Statement of responsibility
David Almond
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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
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Title
The tightrope walkers
Creator
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'.
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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
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.A448
LC item number
Ti 2015b
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
Target audience
adolescent
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
David Almond
The tightrope walkers, David Almond

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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