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Secret Heart by David Almond
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Secret Heart

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Narrator Graeme Malcolm
Length 3 hours 31 minutes
Language English
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Joe Maloney is out of place in this world. His mother wants him to be a man, and he can’t be that yet. His only friend, Stanny Mole, wants to teach him how to kill, and Joe can’t learn that. Joe’s mind is always somewhere else: on the weird creatures he sees in the distant sky, the songs he hears in the air around him, the vibrations of life he feels everywhere. Everybody laughs at Joe Maloney.

And then a tattered circus comes to town, and a tiger comes for him. It leads him out into the night, and nothing in Joe Maloney’s world is ever the same again.

The transformative power of imagination and beauty flows through this story of a boy who walks where others wouldn’t dare to go, a boy with the heart of a tiger, an unlikely hero who knows that sometimes the most important things are the most mysterious.

David Almond received a Michael L. Printz Honor for his first novel, Skellig, and the Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness. Both titles are available on audio from Listening Library.

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Reviews

“With echoes of Ray Bradbury and William Blake, the Secret Heart is filled with scenes of breathtaking beauty, wonder, and astonishment. It is an unforgettable achievement.”—Booklist, Starred Expand reviews