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My Name is Mina Hardcover – 2 Sep 2010
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A wonderful book. It is joyous. Thank you, David Almond; I cannot remember when a book filled me with such claminosity. (Marcus Sedgewick Guardian.co.uk)
A skillful, affecting and impassioned book. (The Times)
A celebration of the richness of the everyday world and to read it is to feel uplifted. (The Sunday Times)
A rare and beautiful novel. (The Scotsman)
A pitch-perfect prequel to Skellig. A gloriously rich, multi-layered novel. (Ham & High)
A poignant, heart-warming novel fuelled by Almond's generosity of spirit and his endorsement of childhood's individuality and quirkiness. (Books for Keeps)
Another gem from this award-winning author. (INIS (Ireland))
A sensational meditation on creativity and the power of words. A must for any budding writer. (The Daily Telegraph)
Almond's chatty, informal and unique writing is different from anything you have read by him before. (Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle)
Almond promotes and celebrates freedom for children and their thinking in this lyrical book about growing up. (The Guardian)
From the winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award the Carnegie Medal and the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award comes the extraordinary prequel to the award-winning Skellig.See all Product description
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When I first met Mina in Skellig I was entranced, so much so that I read the whole box set in my daughter's bedroom. Imagine my delight when tasked to find a book in diary form to present to a reading group and I discovered Mina.
The book was a huge hit with reluctant reader's - they knew all about Mina's hurt when ridiculed by a teacher who couldn't grasp that Mina was never meant to be forced into a rules based classroom environment where her creativity was shackled by someone else's idea of what a story was.
I know Mina well - although I was too much of a conformist to live her life as a child, I am so making up for it as an adult.
Yet another life-affirming, heart-warming story from a complete master of the craft. Thank you David, for your gifts.
Anyway, so I'm an 11 year old and I loved this book. Its good for boys all girls, even though it is told through the eyes of a young girl called Mina.
Mina is a young girl who hates Schools just like her Mother. She lost her Father at a young age and has never been the same since. Then a boy called Michael moves house across the street from her. Will Mina ever be the same again..?
Beautifully written, a touching and thought provoking prequel to Almond's masterpiece, Skellig.
The man's a genius!
Children of all ages 8-11 have all been captivated by Skellig; this text explains all the little details yet is so much better when read AFTER reading Skellig.
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Enjoyed the scope and language is beautiful too. A good read.