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Delacorte Press, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 182 pages
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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel is a captivating modern classic.

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 spiderwebs 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. . . .

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Review: Skellig (Skellig #1)

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Beautiful writing. it reads just like poetry, but its prose. the metaphors are really great too. i will be reading more by David almond. Read full review

Review: Skellig (Skellig #1)

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This book is about an adolescent boy, Michael, who has a new born babysitter with a poor heart condition. Michael meets Skellig, who is quite indescribable because he is some sort of human creature ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England. He worked as a postman, a brush salesman, an editor, and a teacher but began to write seriously after he finished college. He lives in England with his partner and their daughter.

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