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Bone Music by David Almond – Discussion Questions

A timely and original masterpiece that explores the connections between the past and the present, between civilisation and wilderness. From David Almond, the multi award-winning author of Skellig and one of this generation’s finest storytellers.

Under the boundless starry skies of the wild Northumberland landscape, one girl reconnects to our ancient past and finds herself again in nature… Bone Music is an essential and powerful story for teenagers about rewilding our hearts and minds, and making the changes needed for survival in our troubled times.


Activities and resources



Download discussion questions (for readers aged 12+)


Read an extract


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