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ISBN13: 9780440229087
ISBN10: 0440229081
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A British novelist making his debut in young adult fiction tells the story of a young boy adjusting to a recent move, his younger sister's illness, and making new friends. But the real story begins when he discovers someone or something sleeping in the back of the garage. Suspense and magic will hold your interest throughout. Not just for kids.
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Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage and encounters a strange being who changes his world forever.

Review:

"A powerful, atmospheric story...the marvelous and everyday mix in haunting, memorable ways." Kirkus Reviews

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"A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel." School Library Journal, Starred

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"Its strength as a novel is in its subtlety....Skellig is a fine book." The New York Times Book Review

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"Some of the writing takes one's breath away." Booklist, Starred

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"The author adroitly interconnects the threads of the story...to Skellig, whose history and reason for being are open to readers' interpretations.... [T]he story brightens dramatically as Michael's loving, life-affirming spirit begins to work miracles." Publishers Weekly

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"The plot pivots on the question of what Skellig is....The beauty here is that there is no answer and readers will be left to wonder and debate, and make up their own minds. A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel." School Library Journal

Review:

"The marvelous and the everyday mix in haunting, memorable ways."
--Kirkus Reviews

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"Some of the writing takes one's breath away, especially the scenes in which Almond, without flinching, describes the beauty and the horror that is Skellig." Booklist,

Review:

"I read this luminous novel with a sense of wonder, and it's left an imprint on my mind — and, yes, my heart — that will not easily, if ever, fade. In fact, I think Skellig deserves that risky adjective— unforgettable."Robert Cormier, author

Synopsis:

Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house, But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Then he encounters a strange kind of beast in the garage. The only person Michael confides in is his new friend Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light and Michael's world changes forever. A Michael L.

About the Author

David Almond is the winner of the 2001 Michael L. Printz Award for Kit's Wilderness, which has also been named best book of the year by School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly. He has been called "the foremost practitioner in children's literature of magical realism." (Booklist) His first book for young readers, Skellig, is a Printz Honor winner. David Almond lives with his family in Newcastle, England.

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wjfa, April 26, 2006 (view all comments by wjfa)
i thought skellig was a very mysterious and imaginative book- it 's amazing how the reader can relate to many of the situations such as, the fact how hard it is to adapt to a new life and a new sibling. Simply wonderful! It plays with your feelings.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440229087
Author:
Almond, David
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Moving, Household
Subject:
Angels
Subject:
Social Situations - Moving
Subject:
Strangers.
Subject:
Social Issues - Moving
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Book discussion guides
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.98x4.22x.57 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 208 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780440229087 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A British novelist making his debut in young adult fiction tells the story of a young boy adjusting to a recent move, his younger sister's illness, and making new friends. But the real story begins when he discovers someone or something sleeping in the back of the garage. Suspense and magic will hold your interest throughout. Not just for kids.

"Review" by , "A powerful, atmospheric story...the marvelous and everyday mix in haunting, memorable ways."
"Review" by , "A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel."
"Review" by , "Its strength as a novel is in its subtlety....Skellig is a fine book."
"Review" by , "Some of the writing takes one's breath away."
"Review" by , "The author adroitly interconnects the threads of the story...to Skellig, whose history and reason for being are open to readers' interpretations.... [T]he story brightens dramatically as Michael's loving, life-affirming spirit begins to work miracles."
"Review" by , "The plot pivots on the question of what Skellig is....The beauty here is that there is no answer and readers will be left to wonder and debate, and make up their own minds. A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel."
"Review" by , "The marvelous and the everyday mix in haunting, memorable ways."
--
"Review" by , "Some of the writing takes one's breath away, especially the scenes in which Almond, without flinching, describes the beauty and the horror that is Skellig." Booklist,
"Review" by , "I read this luminous novel with a sense of wonder, and it's left an imprint on my mind — and, yes, my heart — that will not easily, if ever, fade. In fact, I think Skellig deserves that risky adjective— unforgettable."
"Synopsis" by , Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house, But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Then he encounters a strange kind of beast in the garage. The only person Michael confides in is his new friend Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light and Michael's world changes forever. A Michael L.
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