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Skellig
By David Almond

Skellig

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Skellig by David Almond

Book Awards

  • Winner of Carnegie Medal 1998.

Book Description

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. 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 ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340854334
ISBN-10: 0340854332
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Almond

David Almond is twice winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. 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. THE FIRE-EATERS won the Whitbread, the Smarties Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. David 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. He lives with his family in Northumberland.

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