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ISBN: 0385731701
Author: David Almond
Language: English
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (May 11, 2004)
Pages: 224
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.3
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The Fire-Eaters (2003) centres on the fortunes of Bobby Burns and his encounters with a fire-eating devil called . Clay (2005) was shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Children's Book Award and the 2006 Carnegie Medal.

The Fire-Eaters (2003) centres on the fortunes of Bobby Burns and his encounters with a fire-eating devil called McNulty. It was awarded the Gold Medal in the Age 9-11 category at the 2003 Nestlé Smarties awards and won the 2003 Whitbread Children's Book Award. It also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA). He lives in Northumberland and was the recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010.

The Fire-Eaters book. His first children's novel, Skellig (1998), set in Newcastle, won the Whitbread Children's Novel of the Year Award and also the Carnegie Medal. His subsequent novels are: Kit's Wilderness (1999), Heaven Eyes (2000), Secret Heart (2001), The Fire Eaters (2003) and Clay (2005). His first play aimed at adolescents, Wild Girl, Wild Boy, toured in 2001 and was published in 2002.

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England and says, The place and the people have given me many of my. .Библиографические данные. The Fire-eaters Costa Children's Book Award.

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England and says, The place and the people have given me many of my stories. His first novel for children, Skellig, was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book and appeared on many best book of the year lists. His second novel, Kit's Wilderness, won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults.

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But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby's life from all sides. Bobby's new school is a cold, cruel place.

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They became the Costa Book Awards in 2006. There are six awards:, Novel Award, First Novel Award, Biography Award, Poetry Award and Children’s Book Award winners (£5,000 each), Book of the Year (selected from five winners above): £30,000, Total prize fund is £55,000. COSTA WINNERS 2006 – present. BOOK OF THE YEAR First Novel Award. Novel Award Biography Award Poetry Award Children’s Book Award. BOOK OF THE YEAR First Novel Award Novel Award Biography Award Poetry Award Children's Book Award.

Inaugurated in 1971 as the Whitbread Book Awards, for almost five decades the Costa .

Inaugurated in 1971 as the Whitbread Book Awards, for almost five decades the Costa Book Awards have reflected and championed the finest writing from authors and poets resident in Britain and Ireland. Following Bart van Es’s 2018 win with memoir The Cut Out Girl, this year’s shortlists are replete with talent across five categories. Featuring a selection of brilliant, thought-provoking and startlingly relevant books in the fields of fiction, children’s writing, biography and poetry these selections reflect the sheer range and strength of publishing in 2019.

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Bobby Burns knows he’s a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby’s life from all sides. Bobby’s new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war.Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves.


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It is 1962. Robert (Bobby) Burns lives in Keely Bay, not too far from Newcastle in England. The world is gathering to a knot formed by the nuclear build-up between USA and USSR, John F. Kennedy and Kruschev. The potential of world war 3 builds up in the last quarter of the story.

In Newcastle, Bobby meets Mr. McNulty, a fire-eater, an escapologist, who eventually makes his way to Keely Bay. Coincidentally, Bobby’s Dad remembers McNulty from Burma, in 1945 during the war.

Other characters are Ailsa Spink and her family of father and two brothers who bring coal out of the seabed, her mother having recently died. Joseph Connor, a few years older than Bobby, a school-wagger and lout, is Bobby’s oldest friend. Then there’s the new boy, Daniel, and his family. Daniel will go to Sacred Heart as a new boy with Bobby. They’re more educated than the rest of Bobby’s friends.

PTSD is hinted at, but never defined, which makes the telling smoother. There’s illness and survival. There’s miracles like the fawn that Ailsa rescues. There’s bullies like the teachers at Sacred Heart. There’s rebellion, in the world by the nuclear disarmament crowd, and in Keely Bay.

It is a lyrical and emotional story, with some unresolved threads. For example, how Daniel and Bobby resolve the huge differences evident in their bringing up is not really told, other than they are on the same side at school. I didn’t really get how the fire-eating motif related to the nuclear war theme. It is a tale that stays with you.
The greatest testament there is to the power of good writing is the ability it has to tell universal stories in very particular settings. For example, when you think of the author David Almond you pretty much have to think of one place in the world. North-eastern England. Books like "Kit's Wilderness" (one of the greatest children's books ever dreamt up) would be nothing without their location. And the same goes for his particularly ambitious effort, "The Fire-Eaters". This book is set, in his own words in, "a tatty place, a coaly beach by a coaly sea". The characters talk with thick beautiful brogues. Their lives and the lives of their ancestors are rooted to the beaches on which they were born. Yet somehow this book could apply to any human being on any land on this small planet we call our own. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a testament to good writing.

Keely Bay is set apart from the rest of the world. It's the kind of place where a family can make a living simply by panning for the coal that appears naturally in the sea around it. Bobby Burns, however, is bound for higher things. He has been accepted into the nearby public school (along with some of his friends) and away from people like his friend Joseph. Then the world comes crashing down around him. When Bobby meets a mysterious fire-eater in a nearby city, that's the moment when his life starts to take a turn for the bizarre. Suddenly his dad has a mysterious illness and far away in America the Russian Missle Crisis is taking place. Bobby finds himself standing up to the oppressive corporeal punishment wielded at his school and dealing with the darkness that's coming far too close to his once perfect life. Deftly, author David Almond weaves fact and fancy, history and mystical goings-on to create a story that's technically fictional but more real than any other book being published today.

Almond as an author has always been fascinated with stories in which a young male protagonist has a deep connection with an older male father-figure. In "Skellig" (his best known and most magical work) it was the mysterious bird-man found in the boy's garage. In "Kit's Wilderness" it was both the boy's grandfather and the boy he befriended in the deep dark coal mines. Here, Bobby befriends a mysterious stranger (like in "Skellig") but also has a deep meaningful relationship with his own father (like in "Kit's Wilderness"). Also, Almond tends to place a magical girl-figure in his books. This one is no exception. And it's funny... for all that Mr. Almond can be relied upon to create such regular cut-out characters, his books are some of the freshest and deeply moving out there today. Every time I read a David Almond book I think it's the best thing I've ever read. Until I happen to read the next David Almond book and the whole process starts again. His talent is in his ability to weave plots, themes, and ideas together. The fact that Almond makes his work seem so effortless is part of its charm.

I doubt "The Fire-Eaters" is assigned all that often in school. Which is a real pity, to be blunt. Will kids who read it enjoy it? I dunno. Maybe. The book isn't particularly hard to get through, though the language may strike some Yankee tots as hard to translate. In the end though, I think it's perfect for the child reader that's just a hair touch smarter than his or her brethren. If you happen to know a child who excels a little more than their fellows, try "The Fire-Eaters" out on them. They may see the heights to which Almond aspires even more clearly than I do. A great work of art.
This was one of the best books I read last year. There are a couple of intertwined themes here all set in the background of a working class family in the Durham coalfields.

The protagonist passes the 11 plus and is thus accepted into a grammar school, where he is nevertheless subjected -along with other children there - to daily cruelty, and ingrained prejudices, which during the novel, and through a friendship, he gains the power to overcome.

At the same time there is a theme with a character - McNulty - of mental illness, as well as the strains on the family under the threat of a life threatening illness - all set against the fear of approaching apocalypse in the cuban missile crisis.

There is so much in this book, it cannot be described - it has to be read. And Reading is not a chore, because David Almond is such a good writer. His prose is simple, but still manages to be vivid and engaging.

This is a book to read and ponder. Highly recommended

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