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Joyously strange: a dark/beautiful tale of life, murder and the bliss of a golden sunrise. It’s a beautiful day when Jimmie dies – and comes to life again. A hot summer morning on which Davie steps boldly out of his front door, into the familiar little Tyneside town he’s lived in all his life. But a boy has been killed. And when Davie hears the news, he thinks he knows who did it. So he turns away from the gossip and hubbub, and sets off roaming the sunlit hills above town. He’s looking for a murderer. What could be more starkly real? But as the day goes on, the real and imaginary start to merge…

  • An unsettling yet radiant book: detective story and much more
  • David Almond is the Carnegie-winning author of Skellig and Clay
  • Sublime and beautiful writing full of mystery, warmth and light
  • Melds the real and magical in this famed author’s hallmark style

“David Almond at his finest… a lyrical and moving story about a boy on the cusp of manhood… There is a touching innocence to this book and a warmth that glows from every page.” The Scotsman

The Colour of the Sun is really, really something.” Woman’s Way

“Finally, the pure joy and exhilaration of being young and alive on a perfect summer’s day is captured to stunning effect.” The Observer

*Please note this book contains language more suitable for older readers.

Product Details






Hodder Children's Books

Date published

March 7th, 2019

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.1; Middle years plus; 5.0 points

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  • 240 pages



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