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The fire-eaters

David Almond

The fire-eaters

by David Almond

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Delacorte Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Hope -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction

  • About the Edition

    In 1962 England, despite observing his father"s illness and the suffering of the fire-eating Mr. McNulty, as well as enduring abuse at school and the stress of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bobby Burns and his family and friends still find reasons to rejoice in their lives and to have hope for the future.

    Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Almond.
    GenreJuvenile fiction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination218 p.
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23272428M
    ISBN 100440420121, 0385731701, 0385902077
    LC Control Number2003055709

    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. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Walther, Eric H., Fire-eaters. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, ©

    Get this from a library! The fire-eaters. [David Almond; Hodder Children's Books,] -- This is the story of two months in the life of Bobby Burns who leads a happy life with his parents in Keely Bay until, suddenly, his whole world seems to fall apart - It all seems to follow his. It's , a year observed through the eyes of Bobby, a year-old who lives in a shabby seaside village. Like the choicest of Almond, this is moody and layered. Woven throughout are dark, dramatic threads that begin to coalesce: father's mysterious illness, retribution against a sadistic private-school teacher, a traveling fire-eater (the shell of a WWII veteran) who shelters nearby, the.

    THE FIRE-EATERS David Almond, Author. Delacorte $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. Spring Flying Starts: David Almond Buy this book Although this. ABOUT THIS BOOK Bobby Burns must rely on the power of hope to face the looming threat of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a malevolent teacher at his new school, and an inexplicable illness that threatens his family in the luminous novel, The Fire-Eaters.


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