Skelling

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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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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

Another book that I just did not like. This book was selected as required reading for my International Children's Literature class that I am enrolled in this Summer. I felt the story was too grim. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarmenMilligan - LibraryThing

Found this one to be a bit shallow and one-dimensional. I didn't have sympathy for any of the characters and would probably have put the book down if it had not been short. I know it's a juvenile-oriented book, but that doesn't mean that it has to lack substance. 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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