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Skellig

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Author: Almond, DavidBrand: Hodder Children's BooksEdition: UK ed.Binding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 176Release Date: 05-09-2013Details: Product Description The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of todayWhen a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly...

Author: Almond, David

Brand: Hodder Children's Books

Edition: UK ed.

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 176

Release Date: 05-09-2013

Details: Product Description The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of todayWhen 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 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.Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel. Review Lyrical, innovative and unforgettably moving. ― Sunday Express (Cressida Cowell) Lyrical, innovative and moving...unforgettably moving -- Cressida Cowell ― Sunday Express The book I wish I'd written is Skellig by David Almond. Almond's book has a great sense of the mysterious; we are left with a sense of wonder. I wish that I had written it! -- Joseph Delaney ― Books For Keeps This modern classic has been reissued in a beautiful 15th anniversary edition -- Lorna Bradbury ― The Sunday Telegraph An exquisitely crafted book with a mystical core ― The Daily Telegraph The sort of children's book that makes adults find excuses to read more of them ― Times Educational Supplement Hard to put down -- Liz Lightfoot ― The Daily Telegraph Refusing to read this book on the grounds that you are not a child makes as much sense as refusing to read crime fiction because you are not a criminal. A deep and lovely book. -- Nick Hornby ― The Times An exquisite book ― The Sunday Telegraph Brings Magical Realism to working-class Northeast England ― i (The Independent) A story full of heart and magic and big confusing emotions, elegantly told by a master craftsman. A perfect piece of art -- Lucy Christopher ― Big Issue (london) Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination ― The Guardian Humorous, heart-stopping and haunting...an emotional roller-coaster of a read with a cliff-hanger of a conclusion. Inspired and inspiring. ― Newcastle Journal A visionary story...a lyrical, magical kind of book which can be read on many different levels ― The Daily Mail Voted Carnegie Medal's Number one Top Book of the past 70 years ― The Times I can't eat a chinese takeaway without thinking about this strange and beautiful book about an angel who seems to have lost his way. -- Gill Harvey ― The Big Issue A bookshelf essential. ― The Guardian Deservedly popular ― The Observer Powerful and moving ― Guardian.co.uk A beautiful story which will enchant young and old alike ― Western Morning News A modern classicListed as on the of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels) ― The Daily Telegraph Powerful and moving. ― The Guardian One of those books that you can't put down -- Junior Reviewer Conor Neison, aged 12 ― Evening Echo (Cork) Book Description 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. From the Inside Flap Young readers will by enchanted by this magical tale of friendship and family: Michael was looking forward to his new house and neighborhood, until his infant sister became very ill. Now his parents are constantly frantic, the scary doctor is always coming around, and Michael feels helpless. When he goes out into the old rickety garage, he comes across a

Package Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English

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