Kit's Wilderness

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Kit's Wilderness

David Almond

Publisher: Delacorte PressFormat: Hardcover

“The Printz Award-winning classicgets a new look.”"It was very deep, Kit. Very dark. And every one of us was scared of it. As a lad I'd wake up trembling, knowing that as a Watson born in Stoneygate I'd soon be following my ancestors into the pit," so Kit's grandfather tells him.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 had both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him to play a game called Death. As Kit's grandfather provides stories of the mine's past and the history of the Watson family, the boys search the mines 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 Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookA “Publishers Weekly ”Best Book"

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