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9%OFFDavid Almond - Skellig - 9780340944950 - V9780340944950
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Description for Skellig Paperback. The beautiful and haunting novel 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. Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: 5AN; YFB. Category: (Y) Teenage / Young Adult. Dimension: 196 x 130 x 12. Weight in Grams: 148.
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 ... Read more

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About David Almond
David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, Counting Stars, The Savage, Island, A Song for Ella Grey, The Colour of the Sun and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Carnegie Medal, ... Read more

Reviews for Skellig
Powerful and moving.
The Guardian
One of those books that you can't put down
Junior Reviewer Conor Neison, aged 12
Evening Echo (Cork)
A modern classic Listed as on the of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
The Daily Telegraph
A beautiful story which will enchant young and old alike
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