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Kit's Wilderness - David Almond
Kit's Wilderness
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The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a... show more
The Printz Award–winning classic gets a new look.The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in playing a game called Death. As Kit’s grandfather tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors. Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the depths of darkness.A Michael L. Printz Award WinnerAn ALA Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440416050 (0440416051)
ASIN: 440416051
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
3.5 Kit’s Wilderness
After the death of his grandmother, thirteen-year-old Kit’s family moves back to their hometown. Kit quickly becomes friends with a group of kids who play a game called Death. After Kit “dies” in the game, he begins to see the ghosts of children who died in a mining accident centuries ago. I’m con...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.5 Kit's Wilderness
The story didn't really capture me, but the writing is lovely (I wouldn't expect anything less from a David Almond book).
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
workaday mp3Kids play the death game at the site of an old mining accident.
Kim Reads Books About Things
Kim Reads Books About Things rated it
4.0 Kit's Wilderness
I remember very little about this book except that I read it in late '09 and really liked it then, so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read it to write a proper summary of what I thought.
Lisa the Nerd
Lisa the Nerd rated it
in a sentence: A story based journey with Kit Watson through the semi-dream/semi-reality experience in his family's hometown during his Grandfather's final times.The story begins simply enough, with the coming home again to support a Grandfather during the loss of his Grandmother. We journey with Ki...
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