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Michael’s baby sister is sick, maybe dying. As his parents spend their days at the hospital, his life seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. But one day he stumbles into the ramshackle garage of their new home and finds something magical: a strange creature, part owl, part angel. Is it good? Or maybe evil? What is Skellig’s miraculous secret? Can it help him to breathe life back into his sister and stick his broken world together again? Winner of the Carnegie Medal, this hypnotic modern classic shimmers with magic and wonder.

“Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination.” Guardian

“Truly original, mysterious and affecting … Almond treads with delicate certainty, and the result is something genuine and true.” Philip Pullman

Product Details

Catalogue number

5067 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20 and 885 in Setanta Primary Summer 2020

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340944950

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books

Date published

April 19th, 2007

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  • 176 pages
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New

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  1. ellab-ox
    on 1 July 2015

    This book is amazing and I have only started reading it today.It is soooooo good that I am already upto page 30.Its a page turner.

    5out of 5
  2. tigerlover21
    on 18 June 2015

    This book is… INTERESTING.

    I haven’t really read another book as mysterious as this. But I can say, you certainly can’t put this book down, once you’ve started. The only bad thong about it, is that sometimes it gets quite boring.

    4out of 5
  3. chattymat
    on 20 November 2014

    This book is really spooky and interesting. Michael has just moved into a new house which is disgusting and looks like it is about to fall down.Michael and his friend Mina find a strange angelic creature in Michael’s garage. When they take the creature out of the garage it changes Michael’s life for ever.

    Also the film is great!!!! I would rate it 10/10

  4. Weasle
    on 5 November 2014

    This story is mainly about Michael’s life after he moves houses into a person called Ernie’s house, and meets a creature named Skellig. After that, It changed his whole life forever!

    I give a 5/5 for this fabulous book

    Weasle

    5out of 5
  5. Owlover
    on 3 October 2014

    It is amazing you should read it just do go on read it

    5out of 5
  6. Taffy87
    on 2 October 2014

    A super exciting story full of love and friendship. You should really read it. I enjoy it all the time. I borrowed it from school library and I thought it was brilliant all of it from cover to cover it’s great and jam-packed for you and the family :-)

    5out of 5
  7. aapatel
    on 6 March 2014

    i love this book its so imaginitve

  8. Emily0524
    on 15 February 2014

    Do not be fooled by the cover of the book this book is a truly exceptional book. We have read it in 1st year. If you like a simple book with lots of twists and turns this book is for you. I felt like a detective reading it. I have also learnt a lot of new things after reading it: archaeopteryx, calcification, William Blake poems, Persephone, Daedalus and Icarus. This book Skellig is about Michael (protagonist) meeting a girl called Mina who learn a lot from each other and from Skellig. They don’t know who or what Skellig is but when they do they count themselves as ONE IN A MILLION! This is a must read book…..

    5out of 5
  9. jess11
    on 24 January 2014

    it is ok because it only lets you read from chapter 10

    2out of 5
  10. Freddo92
    on 11 December 2013

    i have read this book many of times and i love it . It is good the way that he got us hooked into reading more and more and more of the book.

    5out of 5
  11. Lozzer3
    on 21 July 2013

    I read this book at school and just finished it the other day I really enjoyed it and it really touched me I enjoyed every bit of it

    5out of 5
  12. milkyway77
    on 29 June 2013

    it is a good book im reading it at my school as it is my last year there i was so biored of the book sooner or later anf finally i enjoyed it and fell asleep halway through

    5out of 5
  13. bouncybunny
    on 8 March 2013

    This is the first book we read I year 7 I really liked it I got a little freaked out when there was a oldman in the garrage but then itvsays that it has wings I really thought it was an angel ,

      
        I liked it when the main charcter made friends with mina
      
  14. Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    An amazing book, a great fairy tale in sorts, makes you wonder if people like Skellig really exists. I recommend this to anybody :)

  15. sash074529
    on 23 October 2012

    This book is different to others. When you start reading you will not be able to let of this book so come on then read it now!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  16. donzmadman5
    on 11 September 2012

    dunno about this book

  17. mutemath4ever
    on 3 March 2012

    This is a really good book – it’s not like anything else i have read-. It has an interesting plot and it is a real uplifting story. It is a great novel and i would recommend it for ages 11+

  18. SomeGirl
    on 11 October 2011

    A beautiful novel, “Skellig” will leave you thankful that you decided to read it.

    5out of 5
  19. lotus-flower
    on 17 September 2011

    great i would recommend this book to anyone!

    5out of 5
  20. Bookmadmad
    on 25 June 2011

    It is a very interesting book. I would strongly recommend it.

    5out of 5
  21. cooldude5679
    on 26 May 2011

    This is a great book i have read it and it is defiantly reccomended!!! :)

    5out of 5
  22. TeganBrownieXD
    on 19 May 2011

    I read this story at school and afterwards we watched a movie on it as well. I would say the book is much better! I really would recommend this to everyone of every age! I loved it!

  23. s7
    on 3 November 2010

    so far really good ,love it! we are reading it at school, we are at chapter 14!!!

    5out of 5
  24. hatman
    on 20 January 2010

    we read it at school too

    5out of 5
  25. kacy54750
    on 4 June 2009

    My teacher read this book to m class

  26. Brownies17
    on 8 September 2008

    Once Michael moved into a crumbling house, he knew his life would change forever. How right he was. At first, the creature in the garage would barely speak. But eventually, it warms up to Michael and his trustworthy friend, Mina. Maybe, just maybe, Skellig will be able to help Michael’s dying sister. You’ll have to read to find out!

    My all time favourite book. I couldn’t stop turning the pages!

    5out of 5
  27. OrlandoBloomNU1Fan
    on 18 March 2008

    ‘I knelt down beside him. “Can I get you anything?” I asked. “27 and 53.” he replied. “Anything else?” I questioned. Did he only eat 27 and 53? “27 and 53. 27 and 3” he repeated, scratching his pale nose. “If you insist. I’ll bring some when ever I get the chance.” I promised. I hope I can persuade dad to get Chinese tomorrow…’

    Can Michael and his friend, Mina find out who this thing really is? Follow the two adventurous buddies as they try to find out who the mysterious figure living in Michael’s garage really is… Or will his parents find out first? Will the garage crumble to bits before they can rescue the mysterious figure? Read the book, and let the story unfold before your eyes…

    5out of 5
  28. maymoo10
    on 12 March 2008

    This book is amazing!! I could not stop reading it!!! Michael moved house and made friends with a neighbor called Mina. Michael showed Mina a man (Skellig part man part angel) she took him to an old house but will he survive… Also Michael has a sister who isn’t very well but Skellig helps her…

    5out of 5