Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition (Hardback)
  • Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition (Hardback)
  • Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition (Hardback)
  • Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition (Hardback)
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Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition (Hardback) Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition (Hardback)

Skellig: the 25th anniversary illustrated edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 03/08/2023
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Waterstones Says

A life-affirming story about friendship and the power of kindness, Almond’s humorous and haunting Carnegie Medal winning tale is filled with huge emotions, quiet courage, abiding hope, and a fair bit of magic.

The bestselling story about love, loss and hope that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award, this unforgettable book now has captivating illustrations by Tom de Freston to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

One Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the ramshackle garage of his new home and finds something magical. A strange creature - human? beast? bird? angel? - a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health.

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever ...

Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the Hans Christian Andersen award, the Nonino International Prize, and has received an OBE for services to literature.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444972283
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 473 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

David Almond's 1998 novel Skellig is a stone-cold classic. It's beautiful and weird and almost suffocatingly good in its depiction of a boy who discovers a strange creature in a crumbing garage while his baby sister fights for her life in hospital - The Times

Skellig still such an electrifying read 26 years on - The Times

I can't imagine the story of Skellig without Tom de Freston's gorgeous, inky illustrations, which create such an atmosphere throughout my 25th anniversary edition - The Times

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“Stunning new edition”

I was so excited when I found out Skellig was having a revamped illustrated edition being a book that has stuck with me since I read it in secondary school (almost 20 years ago) I knew I needed it!! And I was not... More

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