Skellig (Paperback)
  • Skellig (Paperback)

Skellig (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/04/2007
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The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. 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 and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9780340944950

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Skellig is an amazing book . It gives the reader the information to actually act out the story like it is real . David Almond is a really inspiring author and his boy , he has written a lot of children's books !... More

Paperback edition
5th June 2014
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“Skellig - David Almond”

Skellig in one Tweet-sized chunk:
Skellig is pretty much the perfect novel.

Michael has just moved to a new house. His baby sister is clinging to life in hospital having been born prematurely. His parents are... More

Paperback edition
22nd January 2010
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I remember reading this book a few years ago for my English coursework... and I remember loving it. I love the storyline and the characters; I think it's a really strong story. I was amazed to find out only a few... More

Paperback edition
11th April 2009
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