The Resource The dam, David Almond ; illustrated by Levi Pinfold

The dam, David Almond ; illustrated by Levi Pinfold

Label
The dam
Title
The dam
Statement of responsibility
David Almond ; illustrated by Levi Pinfold
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They tore down the boards over the houses, stepped inside and started to play - for this would be the last time that music would be heard in this place. In this astonishing picture book that combines themes of loss, hope and music David Almond pays homage to all musicians, showing the ancient and unstoppable power of creativity
Summary
Years ago, before a great dam was built to fill the valley with water, there were farms and homesteads in Kielder Water and musicians who livened their rooms with song. After the village was abandoned and before the waters rushed in, a father and daughter returned there. The girl began to play her fiddle, bringing her tune to one empty house after another — for this was the last time that music would be heard in that place
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10690431
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Almond, David
Dewey number
  • [E]
  • 628.132
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pinfold, Levi
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reservoirs
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Abandoned farms
  • Dams
  • Loss
  • Music
  • Dams
  • Kielder Water (England)
  • Northumberland (England)
Target audience
preschool
Label
The dam, David Almond ; illustrated by Levi Pinfold
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm x 29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781406304879
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The dam, David Almond ; illustrated by Levi Pinfold
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm x 29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781406304879
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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