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October 31, 2005

Kit's Wilderness by David Almond

kitwild.jpg"It was very deep, Kit. Very dark. And every one of us was scared of it. As a lad I'd wake up trembling, knowing that as a Watson born in Stoneygate I'd soon be following my ancestors into the pit."

The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining town, to care for Kit's recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew invites Kit to join him in a game called Death. As Kit's grandfather tells him stories of the mine's past and the history of the Watson family, Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look for the childhood ghosts of their long-gone ancestors.

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Posted by at October 31, 2005 2:47 PM | Kit's Wilderness


love this book phonomenal read.. the author has the same name as me!

Posted by: david almond at January 9, 2010 11:37 AM