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The Resource My name is Mina, David Almond

My name is Mina, David Almond

Label
My name is Mina
Title
My name is Mina
Statement of responsibility
David Almond
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 through her stories, thoughts, lessons and dreams, Mina's journal and mind grow into something extraordinary. In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig, in what is a thought-provoking and extraordinary prequel to his best-selling debut novel, Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award
Summary
Creative, intelligent, nine-year-old Mina keeps a journal in her own disorderly way that reveals how her mind is growing into something extraordinary, especially after she begins homeschooling under the direction of her widowed mother
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2011
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
380537
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Almond, David
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
690
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Diary fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
My name is Mina, David Almond
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000046070111
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
300 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780340997253
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
My name is Mina, David Almond
Publication
Control code
000046070111
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
300 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780340997253
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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