cover image COUNTING STARS


David Almond, . . Dell/ Laurel-Leaf, $5.99 (240pp) ISBN 978-0-440-41826-9

"In this evocative collection of autobiographical vignettes," wrote PW in a starred review, "readers can trace connecting threads between Almond's published works and his childhood experience as a sensitive, pensive English child preoccupied by the mysteries of religion, death and immortality." Ages 12-up. (Oct.)