The Fire-Eaters

The Fire-Eaters

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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. Bobby's new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war. Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves. From the Hardcover edition.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 104 x 172 x 22mm | 117.93g
  • Laurel Leaf Library
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0375857516
  • 9780375857515
  • 135,411

About David Almond

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England and says, "The place and the people have given me many of my stories." He worked as a postman, a brush salesman, an editor, and a teacher, but began to write seriously after he finished college. His first novel for children, Skellig, was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book and appeared on many best book of the year lists. His second novel, Kit's Wilderness, won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults. David Almond lives in Newcastle, England, with his partner and their daughter. From the Hardcover edition.show more

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923 ratings
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4 35% (324)
3 26% (241)
2 12% (112)
1 5% (49)
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