Dependable, Young Adult, David Almond, Eleanor Taylor, Short Stories, Ocean, Folk Tales, England, Childhood, Ghosts
In a collection of short stories, David Almond combines fact with fiction to depict his own childhood. Preceding each short story is a forward in which the author explains the inspiration behind the following story, the characters, location, and drama. The stories take place in a collection of seaside villages in England and revolve around not judging those around you, sticking up for what is right, and believing in childhood ambition.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Half a Creature from the Sea,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 36
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol36/iss8/12