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The Resource The Fire-Eaters

The Fire-Eaters

Label
The Fire-Eaters
Title
The Fire-Eaters
Statement of responsibility
David Almond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In 1962 England, despite observing his father's illness and the suffering of the fire-eating Mr. McNulty, as well as enduring abuse at school and the stress of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bobby Burns and his family and friends still find reasons to rejoice in their lives and to have hope for the future
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2004.
  • Nestle Children's Book Prize for Nine to Eleven Year Olds, 2003.
  • Whitbread Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, 2003.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2005
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Index
no index present
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520
Literary form
fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
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Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Fire-Eaters
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307523747
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Fire-Eaters
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ae558f18-baab-419e-9750-eac8d74cd030
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307523747
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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