• by David Almond
  • Narrated by Stephen Tompkinson
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With fascination, Davie and his friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. He seems to have come from nowhere, and when he arrives to live with his distant aunt, the local Crazy Mary, no one envies his new home. But perhaps he's the answer to Davie and Geordie's prayers - a secret weapon in their war against monstrous Mouldy and his gang. Intrigued, Davie and Geordie befriend Stephen. But they are heading innocently down a path that brings with it a monster of an entirely unexpected nature. Their encounter with the mysterious Stephen is as incredible as it is menacing, and as the true story of Stephen's past slowly emerges, Davie's life is changed forever.
A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.


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Fantastic, strange but fantastic.

Yet another miraculous book by David almond, a story of good and evil, truth and craziness. When Stephen rose appears in Felling with a mysterious past two boys take him in as their friend. Stephen is odd and makes things outbid clay but this isn't all he can do. Him and Davie go on a journey through lies and truth and make a monster. A big one. Another miraculous book. David almond is a godsend!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Books