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Paperback Published on: 05/09/2013
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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. 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. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 20 years of this multi-award-winning novel.

  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • ISBN: 9780340944950
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 163g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 16 mm

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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... READ MORE
Kate Fishwick
Skellig the amazing tail
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 ... READ MORE
I enjoyed reading this a lot! :-)
I'm 12 and this was just about the right age for me, I also think this book would be very interesting for older readers. it is a very emotional book, very ... READ MORE
Falling Between Stools
Published in 1998, Skellig, won the Carnegie Medal as well as the Whitbread Children's Book Award. It's a relatively short novel at 170 pages but one which... READ MORE
Teresa Majury
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 ... READ MORE
Sam Ruddock
A fantastic book by David Almond, about Michael, Mina and Skellig. Michael finds Skellig in an old falling-down garage. But who is Skellig? The only person... READ MORE
Meg Fung
Surprise Author Visit
Well, the other Saturday in work we were treated to a surprise visit from the one and only David Almond! Obviously, we asked him to sign stock and he very ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Very moving.
Similar in feel to such things as "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman, or even "Stig of the Dump", this is the story of a boy going through d... READ MORE
Andrew Hammond