The Resource Skellig, David Almond

Skellig, David Almond

Label
Skellig
Title
Skellig
Statement of responsibility
David Almond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biographical or historical data
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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Almond, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Angels
  • Moving, Household
  • Magic
  • Brothers and sisters
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Skellig, David Almond
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780340997048
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Edition
Television tie-in ed.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9780340997048
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Skellig, David Almond
Publication
Control code
9780340997048
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Edition
Television tie-in ed.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9780340997048
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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