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Hodder Literature: Skellig with Web Teacher Material

Written by David Almond

Part of the Hodder Literature Series

Hodder Literature: Skellig with Web Teacher Material Synopsis

Hodder Literature: a new and exciting series of literature titles for Key Stage 3 for whole class use. 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 - Skellig. 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 forever.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340905548
Publication date: 29th April 2005
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Education
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages

About David Almond

David Almond was awarded the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for The Fire-Eaters. His first novel, Skellig, won the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal. His second, Kit's Wilderness, won the Smarties Award Silver Medal, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award. He is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative children's authors writing today, and his books are bestsellers all over the world.

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