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  • Author: David Almond
  • ISBN: 9780440229087
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2001
  • Format: Paperback – 208 pages
  • Language: English


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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Ten-year-old 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. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders’ webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael’s world changes forever. . . .

Reviews

“Almond makes a triumphant debut in the field of children’s literature with prose that is at once eerie, magical, and poignant.”–Publishers Weekly, Starred

“A powerful, atmospheric story . . . the marvelous and everyday mix in haunting, memorable ways.”–Kirkus Reviews, Pointer

“A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel.”–School Library Journal, Starred

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

“Some of the writing takes one’s breath away.”–Booklist, Starred

Author Biography

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England and says, “The place and the people have given me many of my stories.” His first novel for children, Skellig, was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and appeared on many Best Book of the Year lists. He wrote My Name Is Mina, the prequel to Skellig. His novel Kit’s Wilderness won the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. David Almond is a recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in England

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