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In this most delicate and tender story of a young boy living in fear of death and coming to terms with life, you can almost touch the indefinable magic that Skellig--part owl, part human, part everything and nothing--brings to Michael's unsettled world.
With the gentle touch of an angel's breath, Almond, in his first novel for children, lets his characters think, feel and believe without overwhelming sentimentality. A dream of a book to touch even the hardest of hearts. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Inspiring, easy read, really enjoyed this book. A real recommendation for children to read. Very enlightening, imaginative and a joy to read.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I had expected so much after reading the reviews- but what a let down it was-how on earth it won awards I cannot understand- was going to buy the DVD-glad I did not-plainly put it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by tiger lily
I give this as a Christmas present to the sons of friends I know every year, and it never fails to ignite a magical engagement and reaction. A contemporary classic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mickey
I loved the book but I must admit that it had no real storyline and I felt that there wasn't really a purpose of the book. I felt the same with my name is mina too. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stella Stockbridge
Great book. Read myself then gave to 11 year old daughter. She loved it so much she bought copy for friend's birthday. Deals with difficult issues very well. Recommend.Published 3 months ago by D H.