A song for Ella Grey
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Published:
New York : Delacorte Press, 2015.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
268 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 3.8 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 540L
Status:
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Description
Written in lyrical prose, this novel for fans of epic romances and mythology retellings explores themes of love, loss, fate, and destiny set against the dramatic and diverse backdrop of Northern England.  David Almond, recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Printz Honor for Skellig, and the Printz Award for Kit's Wilderness, has crafted an enchanting modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.        Claire and Ella and their friends are bound by ties so strong they seem unbreakable. Then the strange and handsome Orpheus strolls onto the beach, and he sings them all into an astonishing new understanding of themselves. Ella is caught the hardest, fastest, deepest--and Claire is left with the pain of looking on.    Raw, emotional, lyrical, funny, and true, A Song for Ella Grey is a tale of the joys, troubles, and desires of modern teens. It takes place in the ordinary streets of Tyneside and on the beautiful beaches of Northumberland. It's a story of first love, a love song that draws on ancient mythical forces. A love that leads Ella, Orpheus, and Claire to the gates of Death and beyond. Winner of The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize A  PW Best Book of 2015 "Almond's lyrical narrative will sweep readers on a journey to unearthly, mysterious realms and back."-- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Innovative and dreamlike . . . and told in Almond's lyrical, distinctive prose. Teen readers of a literary bent and mythology enthusiasts will love this latest work."-- School Library Journal , Starred Review "Almond brings his hypnotic lyricism to this darkly romantic tale that sings of the madness of youth, the ache of love, and the near-impossibility of grasping death."-- Kirkus Reviews
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780553533590, 0553533592, 9780553533606 (lib. bdg.), 0553533606 (lib. bdg.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 3.8, 5 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
540

Notes

General Note
"Originally published in hardcover by Hodder Children's Books, London, in 2014."
Description
Claire witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if Ella Grey has been captured and taken from her, but the loss of her best friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world in this modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Northern England.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Almond, D. (2015). A song for Ella Grey. First American edition. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Almond, David, 1951-. 2015. A Song for Ella Grey. New York: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Almond, David, 1951-, A Song for Ella Grey. New York: Delacorte Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Almond, David. A Song for Ella Grey. First American edition. New York: Delacorte Press, 2015. Print.

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