Skellig By David Almond


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.

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Skellig By David Almond

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.

About The Author

Skellig By David Almond , My Name is Mina, The Savage, The Tightrope Walkers, A Song for Ella Grey, Island, The Tale of Angelino Brown, The Dam, The Colour of the Sun, and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into over 40 languages and is widely adapted for stage and screen.

His major awards include The Carnegie Medal, two Whitbreads, The Michael L Printz Award, Le Prix Sorcieres, The Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. In 2010 he received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world’s most prestigious prize for children’s authors. His innovative, boundary-breaking work is loved by readers of all ages, and receives widespread critical acclaim. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He lives in Bath and in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Weight 400 g
Dimensions 12 × 2 × 19 cm


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