Skellig

Almond David
Skellig

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9780340997048
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Hodder Children's Books
Key Stage:
KS2 - KS3
Publication Date:
19 Mar 2009
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Michael's world after his family moves house seems lonely and frightening, when his new baby sister is fighting for her life in hospital. Then he discovers something - a creature in the crumbling garage, and nothing is ever the same. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Whitbread Award and Hans Christian Andersen Award 2010.

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 forever . . .

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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Year 6 - Year 9
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