Skellig - TV tie in edition

Written by David Almond

Featured Books for 11+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Skellig - TV tie in edition

This is a wonderfully eerie and magical story about believing in something extra special and why it may make a difference.  It’s full of happiness and sadness but ultimately it’s incredibly fulfilling.

'Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination' the Guardian

Winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year as well as a string of international prizes.

 

David Almond novels in order of publication: SkelligKit’s Wilderness, Heaven Eyes, Counting Stars, Secret Heart, The Fire-Eaters, Clay and most recently Jackdaw Summer.

Skellig - TV tie in edition Synopsis

Michael stumbles into the old garage of his new home, and finds a strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But as Skellig helps Michael breathe life into his sister, Michael's world changes for ever.

Skellig - TV tie in edition Press Reviews

" . . . gripping, beautiful and brilliantly written . . . Everyone is raving about this unforgettable book." - THE SUNDAY TIMES

"Truly original, mysterious and affecting . . . Almond treads with delicate certainty, and the result is something genuine and true." - Philip Pullman, THE GUARDIAN

"Tremendously innovative, highly original and very moving. David Almond is a fascinating new voice." - MELVIN BURGESS

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ISBN: 9780340997048
Publication date: 19/03/2009
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340997048
Publication date: 19th March 2009
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About David Almond

David Almond was our Guest Editor in September 2011 CLICK HERE to see his choices. David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children such as Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and My Name Is Mina, and has collaborated with artists Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean and Oliver Jeffers on fiction for younger readers. David's books sell all over the world, and in 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Hexham, Northumberland. Click here to read more information about the author. Julia Eccleshare on David Almond: One of the best-loved and finest writers of ...

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