My Dad's a Birdman

My Dad's a Birdman Cover

My Dad's a Birdman

By David Almond; Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763636678, 115pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2008

Description

Join a young girl and her dad as they find their wings and take to the skies in a joyful, quirky, tender tale from a masterful author and illustrator.

In a rainy town in the north of England, there are strange goings-on. Dad is building a pair of wings, eating flies, and feathering his nest. Auntie Doreen is getting cross and making dumplings. Contest barker Mr. Poop is parading the streets shouting louder and louder, and even Mr. Mint, the headmaster, is not quite himself. And watching it all is Lizzie, missing her mam and looking after Dad by letting him follow his newfound whimsy. From an inspired creative pairing comes a story of the Great Human Bird Competition — a poignant, exuberant tale of the healing power of flights of fancy, and a very special father-and-daughter bond.



About the Author
David Almond is known worldwide as the multi-award-winning author of Skellig, Kit s Wilderness, and numerous other books and plays. He has received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his lasting contributions to children's literature. David Almond lives in Northumberland, England.

Polly Dunbar is the author and illustrator of Penguin, DogBlue, and Flyaway Katie (all published by Candlewick). She is also the illustrator of Margaret Mahy's Down the Back of the Chair.She studied illustration at BrightArt School and now lives and works in Brighton, England.