Jackdaw Summer

Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland – but this year things are different. One hot summer’s day a jackdaw leads two boys into an ancient farm house where they find baby, wrapped in blanket, with scribbled note pinned to it: PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD. And so begins Jackdaw Summer. when friendships tested. lines between good bad blurred. that will never forget… stunning novel from author modern children’s classic Skellig winner Carnegie Medal Whitbread Children’s Book Award. David Almond is also 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

Featuring close readings of selected poetry, visual texts, short stories and novels published for children since 1945 from Naughty Amelia Jane to Watership Down, this is the first extensive study nature form ethical discourse in British children’s literature. Ethics Children’s Literature explores extent which contemporary writing might be considered philosophical, tackling spheres relevant arising books young people, such as naughtiness, good evil, family life, environmental ethics. Rigorously engaging with influential moral philosophers, Aristotle through Kant Hegel, Arno Leopold, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley, Lars Svendsen, book demonstrates narrative strategies employed engage readers agents.

David Almond is critically acclaimed as one of the most innovative authors writing for children and young people today. This collection original essays by international leaders in children’s literature criticism provides a theoretically-informed overview his work well fresh analysis individual texts.