Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond

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The edgy, toga-wearing gods above and children down below are sculptural, as if they were molded out of clay—a fitting image for a creation story.
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The dream team of David Almond and Dave McKean bring us a complete story set in an incomplete world. The gods have created a world - they've built mountains, a sea and a sky - and now their days are filled with long naps in the clouds (and tea and cake). That's until Harry, Sue and little Ben begin to fill the gaps of the world: with a mousy thing, a chirpy thing and a twisty legless thing. As the children's ideas take shape, the power of their visions proves to be greater than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined. It is a genius retelling of creation from an award-winning duo. It is fully illustrated in colour with a beautiful jacket.
 

About David Almond

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David Almond is the winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the most prestigious award in international children's literature. He is known worldwide as the multi- award-winning author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels, stories, and plays, including two previous titles illustrated by Dave McKean. David Almond lives in England.Dave McKean is a world-renowned artist, designer, and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and The Wolves in the Walls, all by Neil Gaiman, and two prior titles by David Almond. Dave McKean lives in England.
 
Published May 2, 2013 by Walker Books Ltd. 80 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Simon Mason on Jun 21 2013

The writing, in classic David Almond style, is powerfully emotional; the pictures, as always with Dave McKean, brilliantly arresting. They begin with pain and end with consolation...It begins with beauty and wonder and ends with unease.

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on Mar 20 2013

The edgy, toga-wearing gods above and children down below are sculptural, as if they were molded out of clay—a fitting image for a creation story.

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