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My Name is Mina

(2010)
(A book in the Skellig series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)

"David Almond is a fine writer, one of the very finest we have. He is simply incapable of writing a bad sentence."
Michael Morpurgo


There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'll write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line?

And so Mina writes and writes in her notebook, and here is her journal, Mina's life in Mina's own words: her stories and dreams, experiences and thoughts, her scribblings and nonsense, poems and songs. Her vivid account of her vivid life.

In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2012 : USA Library Binding
Title: My Name Is Mina (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-606-26815-4 / 978-0-606-26815-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: My Name Is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-385-74073-5 / 978-0-385-74073-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2011 : USA Library Binding
Title: My Name Is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-375-98964-1 / 978-0-375-98964-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-340-99725-7 / 978-0-340-99725-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-340-99726-5 / 978-0-340-99726-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4449-2000-6 / 978-1-4449-2000-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: My Name Is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-375-87327-9 / 978-0-375-87327-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7500-5448-4 / 978-0-7500-5448-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 0-7500-5602-9 / 978-0-7500-5602-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

December 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: My Name Is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Hachette Childrens Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
ISBN: 1-4449-0749-2 / 978-1-4449-0749-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Hachette Children's
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: My Name is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: My Name Is Mina
Author(s): David Almond
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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