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Counting Stars

(2000)
A collection of stories by

 
In the elegant, hypnotic, thoroughly engaging Counting Stars, British author David Almond, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Kit's Wilderness and a Printz honor for Skellig, shares a collection of stories about his childhood "in a small steep town overlooking the River Tyne." Echoing the bright, witty banter of his large family in pages of fascinating dialogue, Almond recounts tales of his Catholic upbringing (where counting stars in the sky past 100 is a blasphemous attempt to know the unknown), the deaths of his father and sister, poignant stories of local boys and girls with bitter plights, a lonely old woman who keeps her lost baby in a jar, stolen kisses, whispered rumors, dreams of angels, sensual memories of warm grass and sunshine, lemon curd and marmalade. The stories are not chronological, but thematic, and they are simply beautiful. No one captures the mysticism of childhood like Almond, and his readers will be overjoyed to see the ways in which his own history is mirrored in the odd, magical worlds created in his novels. In the author's words, the stories "merge memory and dream, the real and the imagined, truth and lies. And, perhaps, like all stories, they are an attempt to reassemble what is fragmented, to rediscover what has been lost." Almond paints a landscape of the soul and shows his readers the magic of humanity. It seems he can do no less! (Ages 13 and older) --Karin Snelson

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4449-3424-4 / 978-1-4449-3424-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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February 2004 : USA Turtleback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-606-28626-8 / 978-0-606-28626-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2003 : USA Library Binding
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-613-72189-6 / 978-0-613-72189-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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December 2002 : UK Hardback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-85485-257-4 / 978-1-85485-257-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-385-72946-4 / 978-0-385-72946-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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April 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-385-90034-1 / 978-0-385-90034-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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November 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-340-78479-2 / 978-0-340-78479-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-340-94500-1 / 978-0-340-94500-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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October 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4449-2004-9 / 978-1-4449-2004-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4056-6103-8 / 978-1-4056-6103-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Galaxy
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October 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Counting Stars (Readers Circle)
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-440-41826-7 / 978-0-440-41826-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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March 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-340-78480-6 / 978-0-340-78480-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : UK Audio CD
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-84032-661-1 / 978-1-84032-661-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Hachette Children's
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September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Hachette Children's
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February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Counting Stars
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Counting Stars (Readers Circle)
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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