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The Savage By David Almond Dave McKean The Savage Mysterious and utterly mesmerizing this graphic novel within a novel pairs the extraordinary prose of David Almond with the visual genius of Dave McKean Blue Baker is writing a story not all that stu
  • Title: The Savage
  • Author: David Almond Dave McKean
  • ISBN: 9780763639327
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Savage By David Almond Dave McKean Mysterious and utterly mesmerizing, this graphic novel within a novel pairs the extraordinary prose of David Almond with the visual genius of Dave McKean.Blue Baker is writing a story not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after a real story, about blood and guts and adventures, because that s what life s really like At least it is for Blue, sMysterious and utterly mesmerizing, this graphic novel within a novel pairs the extraordinary prose of David Almond with the visual genius of Dave McKean.Blue Baker is writing a story not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after a real story, about blood and guts and adventures, because that s what life s really like At least it is for Blue, since his dad died and Hopper, the town bully, started knocking him and the other kids around But Blue s story has a life of its own weird and wild and magic and dark and when the savage pays a nighttime visit to Hopper, Blue starts to wonder where he ends and his creation begins.
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    1. David Almond Dave McKean

      David Almond is a British children s writer who has penned several novels, each one to critical acclaim He was born and raised in Felling and Newcastle in post industrial North East England and educated at the University of East Anglia When he was young, he found his love of writing when some short stories of his were published in a local magazine He started out as an author of adult fiction before finding his niche writing literature for young adults.His first children s novel, Skellig 1998 , set in Newcastle, won the Whitbread Children s Novel of the Year Award and also the Carnegie Medal His subsequent novels are Kit s Wilderness 1999 , Heaven Eyes 2000 , Secret Heart 2001 , The Fire Eaters 2003 and Clay 2005 His first play aimed at adolescents, Wild Girl, Wild Boy, toured in 2001 and was published in 2002 His works are highly philosophical and thus appeal to children and adults alike Recurring themes throughout include the complex relationships between apparent opposites such as life and death, reality and fiction, past and future forms of education growing up and adapting to change the nature of the self He has been greatly influenced by the works of the English Romantic poet William Blake.He is an author often suggested on National Curriculum reading lists in the United Kingdom and has attracted the attention of academics who specialise in the study of children s literature.Almond currently lives with his family in Northumberland, England.Awards Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing 2010.


    1. Nit vodilja Divljaka je neki vid coming of age situacije u kojoj glavni lik, de ak Blu, treba da se izbori sa injenicom da njegovog oca vi e nema i da on mora da nastavi sa ivotom i da se nekako izbori za sebe jer ga pri svemu tome maltretira de ak iz susedstva U toj i takvoj situaciji on prvobitno treba da preto i svoje emocije u re i i da pi e o sebi, svom bolu i tugovanju Me utim, iz njega e proiste i jedna druga pri a Pri a o Divljaku.Oni koji su itali Sedam minuta posle pono i ne e mo i da [...]

    2. Divljak je grafi ka novela izdata u saradnji izme u Komika i Orfelina Ukoliko tra ite pri u koja e vas pomeriti ali ne i opteretiti, na li ste je Okosnicu pri e ini susret koji je glavnom protagonisti pomogao da prihvati doga aje koji su ga zadesili i da se sa njima izbori Koncept oblikovanja ove knjige je odli an jasno vidimo ne to starijeg de aka Blua u odnosu na ne to mla eg koji je u dodiru sa Divljakom Kolorit crte a i font koji predstavlja rukopis nas na asocijativnom nivou lako vezuju za [...]

    3. When I was 22 my dad was killed in a car accident He spent 2 or 3 weeks in ICU and everyday we were told something different about his condition variations on, he might live, he might die At the time my youngest sibling was 10 On the day he did die, I drove my mom to pick up my sister from where she was staying When she got in the car, she asked when our dad would be coming home and my mom got in the back of the car and told her that he wouldn t be coming home Seeing my sister collapse onto my m [...]

    4. By all logic, the melding of Dave McKean to David Almond should be a bad idea David Almond tends to write YA novels with adult sensibilities gnawing away at their cores and I include My Dad s A Birdman in that gross generalization Dave McKean for his own part is a fan of creating adult centered graphic novels The Sandman series most notably and picture books with mature looks and feels The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, etc So it stands to reason that if you comb [...]

    5. Blue has been told that he should write things down to help him deal with his father s death It all seems forced and useless until he starts to write a story about The Savage, a boy who lives alone in the woods near their small town, eats animals and murders anyone who glimpses him Blue has to deal not only with his own grief and his mother s and sister s but also with a bully named Hopper Hopper is featured in the stories about The Savage as are others in Blue s small community As Blue begins t [...]

    6. Veoma sli no Sedam minuta posle pono i u kojoj de ak Konor komunicira sa udovi tem u vidu drveta kako bi se lak e izborio sa problemima i injenicom da mu je majka smrtno bolesna, a u Divljaku je glavni lik de ak Blu Bejker koji nakon smrti svog oca po inje da pi e o divljaku , de aku koji je nalik njemu, ali je neustra iv i ivi u pe ini i koji se ne pla i da se suprostavi de aku koji ga svakodnevno maltretira.Ilustracije su fenomalne, obo avam grafi ke novele ovog tipa, dajem joj 4 jer je naspra [...]

    7. A boy deals with the grief over the death of his father and a bully at school by conjuring up a savage version of himself When his story and real life merge, it feels cathartic to the boy.This book is very short and heavily illustrated, like a children s chapter book, but is much too violent for that age group But I think the presentation is too young for teens So I suppose this would be middle grade.I dislike the violence in the story and the frequent misspellings I also don t care for the illu [...]

    8. The Savage is a graphic novel written by David Almond and illustrated by Dave McKean McKean is best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman Sandman, Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Walls David Almond has written Skellig, The Fire Eaters, and Clay among others Both Almond and McKean are new to me.The Savage starts off a bit like any of a number of British boy coming of age novels I was most reminded of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Ti [...]

    9. David Almond got me years ago with Skellig and Heaven Eyes The weirder the better, I guess I also quite his golem story, Clay His overtly nostalgic stories like The Fire Eaters, beautifully written as they are, they haven t gotten to me as much as these odder ones do And now there is a new odd one, The Savage It is an incredibly powerful story of coping with extreme loss and bullying Two stories actually that intertwine with each other The main one of Blue and the sudden loss of his father in r [...]

    10. A boy loses his father to a heart attack and he and his mum and little sister are left to deal with the grief He s also being bullied at school He s told to write about it as it might ease his grief but instead writes a novel entitled The Savage But suddenly the things he writes about happen in real life and he s left to wonder if his character, the Savage, has come to life.David Almond writes an interesting novella that s obviously aimed at a different audience to me late twenties and at those [...]

    11. At first I was rather perturbed by the bad spelling of Blue s original story The change in font was enough distinction from the first person narrative that I didn t really need the mistakes, especially that many To me, this started the story off a little forced feeling I also really wanted to like the pictures but somehow I ve never been able to convince myself that I like McKean s work, perhaps because like in this case it didn t completely fit the story The rawness is certainly right on, but a [...]

    12. I lost my father when i was young so this book is somehow a bit sentimental to me Love the graphic, love the fonts like really, the fonts heart in my eyes and Blue When fantasy becomes reality, it creates a wonder I somehow feel bad for Blue A very exciting imagination, at a point I actually love the story very much Ending making me all smiling it s time to move forward, to share the story, to let it go.

    13. I picked this up just because flipping through it made me wonder if it should have been cataloged for teens instead of juveniles It really isn t my cup of tea Strange and bizarre to say the least I think it fits better with the teen audience I can t imagine any elementary schooler picking it up and not being freaked out by a wild child who lives out in the forest with an axe who rides pigs around and waits for people to come by so he can kill them and eat them Strange.

    14. The book The Savage was an AMAZING book because the story at the end had a little twist.The book is also like a mystery at the same time.I would recomend this book to a classmate because it has a lot of parts where it leaves you wanting .If it had a series I would want information about the book.Even though this book is short I really enjoyed it.This book was one of the best books I have read.

    15. Loved this book It s for older kids, 10ish maybe, through young adult, and it is short with illustrations, but it is powerful The story is about a boy facing the death of a parent and the advent of a cruel bully, and also how he uses writing to help him get through So ultimately it is about healing and family There is some fanciful magic in this book, but it is all so pleasant for the hero that you want it to be real A quick read and worth it.

    16. The book the Savage by David Almond wasn t a very good book It wasn t exactly something I would want to read if it was over 150 pages But luckily for me, it was around 80 pages with majority of the pages being artwork which I enjoyed the most Though I do believe this would be good for people who enjoy illustrations for the art is sloppy but quite amazing Though do be aware that there is light cursing in this book.

    17. The Savage, written by David Almond is a quick read, recommended by a friend, that shows a comic in a novel This novel holds a mysterious side of the plot and the majority its pages as artwork was quite pleasing to see Honestly, it was an okay book to read, but it got be to reach my AR goal, so I do recommend The Savage if one wants a fast book to read.

    18. An excellent book on dealing with grief and anger after the death of a loved one Very British language, some kids might not get things like what an allotment is, but the overall theme is universal.

    19. This was a very moving story It reminds me a lot of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness A brilliant, short book.

    20. Lovely book making, great pictures, and a solid short story But it did not make me think hard or feel strongly for the story or the character.

    21. What an unusual book, which I guess is to say it s the usual from David Almond Blue is telling us the story of a savage boy he wrote about who lived outside the village, without language, surviving by stealing and stealth The story becomes urgent until finally both boys stories intertwine in a way that leaves you wondering if it really happened, or was it all part of Blue s writing It s a comfortable sense of confusion, which reminded me a little of Patrick Ness s A Monster Calls If you liked t [...]

    22. I actually read it in one sitting, this book, with all its tricksy book within a book format, coupled with some of the features of a graphic novel The whole premise starts off simply enough, but quickly complicates matters as it reaches its ending It feels too short I would love to have spent time with Blue and his family, time with the Savage and the disconnected bully of the piece, who are not the same person There is violence, but it is measured and essential to the story Children will be g [...]

    23. I like this odd little book It s part graphic novel and part book, and it s clever I love how the boy in the book chose to deal with his grief by writing a story Stories can be so powerful I m excited to booktalk this little gem

    24. Spine tingly This is a near perfect little book a cross between a short story and a graphic novel about grief and bullies and lads and the healing power of stories David Almond s words and Dave Mckean s vivid illustrations go together beautifully Highly recommended.

    25. This was a cute book about a young boy who lost his father and was being bullied It was wrote by the small boy as a way of coping I loved the lessons that was taught on these subjects Loved the artwork also It is sketchy and protraded the characters perfectly.

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