David Almond is the acclaimed author of Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award; and The Fire-Eaters, winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and is the 2010 winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for writing! He lives in Northumberland. Slog's Dad was shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.
David Almond's glowing prose conjures a magical world, building a picture of a special girl w h o is very much a creature of the sea. [...] Beatrice Alemagna's beautiful illustrations complement the text perfectly, evoking the sea, the shore, both the everyday and the mysterious: Annie Lumsden, seal girl, fish girl, dolphin girl... . The story and the pictures will haunt the reader long after the covers of the book are closed. * The School Librarian * Featured in a piece with David Almond showing readers where he works in WRD Magazine. * WRD * I really like the way that David Almond writes. His descriptions are mesmerising. * Books Up North * A tender story, cheerfully illustrated, about unconventional people and the freedom to be yourself. * The Sunday Times *