The Colour of the Sun

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Colour of the Sun
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   David Almond
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 193,Width 128
Crime and mystery fiction
ISBN 9781444941135
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 10 January 2019
NZ Release Date 10 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom


This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of SKELLIG. "The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free." One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home - but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious. A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town. As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again. This an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'

Author Biography

David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, Counting Stars, The Savage, Island, A Song for Ella Grey, The Colour of the Sun and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, the Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcieres (France) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. In 2010 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world's most prestigious prize for children's authors. David speaks at festivals and conferences around the world. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, inspirational and innovative children's authors writing today. He has one amazing daughter. He lives in Bath and in Newcastle, the city in which he was born.


Prolific and talented author - The Jounral (Newcastle) Winner of the Carnegie Medal 1999 for Skellig - Times Educational Supplement Winner of the Whitbread Children's Prize for Skellig 1998 - The Daily Telegraph Able to combine emotional involvement with a real skill for storytelling in a manner rare in any writer - The Times