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Skellig Paperback – 5 Sep 2013
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Lyrical, innovative and unforgettably moving. (Sunday Express (Cressida Cowell))
Lyrical, innovative and moving...unforgettably moving (Cressida Cowell Sunday Express)
The book I wish I'd written is Skellig by David Almond. Almond's book has a great sense of the mysterious; we are left with a sense of wonder. I wish that I had written it! (Joseph Delaney Books For Keeps)
This modern classic has been reissued in a beautiful 15th anniversary edition (Lorna Bradbury The Sunday Telegraph)
An exquisitely crafted book with a mystical core (The Daily Telegraph)
The sort of children's book that makes adults find excuses to read more of them (Times Educational Supplement)
Hard to put down (Liz Lightfoot The Daily Telegraph)
Refusing to read this book on the grounds that you are not a child makes as much sense as refusing to read crime fiction because you are not a criminal. A deep and lovely book. (Nick Hornby The Times)
An exquisite book (The Sunday Telegraph)
Brings Magical Realism to working-class Northeast England (i (The Independent))
The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children's book of the Year Award.See all Product description
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The book is in perfect condition, just like I had picked it off the shelf in a book store and delivered next day with Prime. I chose a new book as the second hand ones were coming in over £3 anyway.
Me and my son both recommend the book.
As a reader: The everyday woven with moments of soaring hope, searing pain and extraordinary beauty. Full of Almond's ideas, but with space for me to think for myself. Torn between wanting to find out what would happen and not wanting it to end. I loved Mina - and look forward to meeting her again - but was absorbed and moved by the whole story. In Skellig, I found a perfect balance.
As a librarian: Lots of questions from readers about this book - about Mina's home learning, Michael's friendship with her and what kind of creature Skellig is, to name a few. One student takes a chance with it, and lots of others follow. A great conversation starter and introduction to the beauty of language, as well as a fascinating read.
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An interesting idea to write about and if you can let yourself enjoy the fantasy without asking too many questions, you'll enjoy it too.
In the first half I was about to put the book down because I wasn't really enjoying it but something kept me going. Like Michael and Mina kept Skellig going. And by the end of the book I would say its in my top 10 favourite books!! 🌈 ☺ 😊
I would give it 8 out of 10! I loved this book but would only say to read it if your at least 9+ as it does contain some violence. But other than that READ IT!! 📚 🌞 🎶 🌈
Suitable for chirldren who are going to go to Secondary School.
However there are some rude words,
I particularly liked the description of situation which would never happen in real life
Saying that, when the book arrived in the post from Amazon, my thirteen year old son saw it and said, 'oh, we had to read that in school - it's not very good.' I don't know - children's books are wasted on some children!
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