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The true tale of the monster Billy Dean, telt by hisself

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Publisher:
Candlewick Press,
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Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 3.5 - AR Pts: 9
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From master storyteller David Almond comes a gripping, exquisitely written novel about a hidden-away child who emerges into a broken world. Billy Dean is a secret child. He has a beautiful young mother and a father who arrives at night carrying the scents of candles and incense and cigarettes. Birds fly to his window. Mice run out from his walls. His world is a carpet, a bed, pictures of the holy island, and a single locked door. His father fills his mind and his dreams with mysterious tales and memories and dreadful warnings. But then his father disappears, and Billy's mother brings him out into the world at last. He learns the horrifying story of what was saved and what was destroyed on the day he was born, the day the bombers came to Blinkbonny. The kind butcher, Mr. McCaufrey, and the medium, Missus Malone, are waiting for him. He becomes The Angel Child, one who can heal the living, contact the dead, bring comfort to a troubled world. But there is one figure who is beyond healing, who comes looking for Billy himself -- and is determined on a kind of reckoning.
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ISBN:
9780763663094
9780763685485
Reading Level:
UG
Level 3.5, 9 Points
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subject_facet Dystopias
Dystopias -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Healers -- Fiction
title_display The true tale of the monster Billy Dean, telt by hisself
title_full The true tale of the monster Billy Dean, telt by hisself / David Almond
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Fathers and sons
Healers