Skelling

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Delacorte Press, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 182 pages
84 Reviews
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  - Laurochka - LibraryThing

This was a lovely book. Michael discovers a strange man/creature in the rotting garage of his new home. He shares the secret with only his new friend Mina and together they help Skelling. A touching and unusual story. It made me want to listen better. Uplifting without being overly sentimental. Read full review

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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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
10
Section 4
15
Section 5
18
Section 6
21
Section 7
24
Section 8
37
Section 12
92
Section 13
98
Section 14
101
Section 15
109
Section 16
140
Section 17
163
Section 18
171
Section 19
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
183
Section 21
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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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