Half a Creature from the Sea

Genre: Young Adult

Half a Creature from the SeaA Life in Stories

Performed by:
Richard Halverson

Master storyteller David Almond presents a beautiful collection of short fiction, interwoven with pieces that illuminate the inspiration behind the stories.May Malone is said to have a monster in her house, but what Norman finds there may just be the angel he needs. Joe Quinn’s house is noisy with poltergeists, or could it be Davie’s raging causing the disturbance? Fragile Annie learns the truth about herself in a photograph taken by a traveling man near the sea. Set in the northern English Tyneside country of the author’s childhood, these eight short stories by the incomparable David Almond evoke gritty realities and ineffable longings, experiences both ordinary and magical. In autobiographical preludes to each story, the writer shows how all things can be turned into tales, reflecting on a time of wonder, tenderness, and joy.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 5 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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David Almond

David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children and young adults, including Skellig, Kit’s Wilderness, and My Name Is Mina. He has also collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean, and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David Almond’s books are beloved all over the world, and in 2010 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Northumberland, England.
Richard Halverson

Born in the North of England, Richard Halverson was dancing and acting from the age of four. His Father was a Drama teacher and he was very quickly engrossed in performing, including acting, ballet, tap, magic, and singing with a rock band. Richard Halverson moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue acting in TV and film.

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