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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Skellig - David Almond


There's something or someone strange in the tumbledown garage at the bottom of Michael's new garden. Shrouded in dusty cobwebs, dead bluebottles strung in his hair and crooked wings growing out through rips in his shirt, Skellig is the last thing Michael thinks he needs. But with his baby sister lying dangerously ill at the hospital, Michael and his new friend Mina begin to suspect that Skellig and the baby's fates may be connected. Perhaps as Skellig's strength returns and his beautiful wings unfurl, the baby's heartbeat will get stronger...

This is a children's book for ages 9 - 12. I have read it as we are using it in school . It's a very moving story, easy to read but full of meaning. Recommended for any youngster especially htose young at heart.

3 comments:

Julie said...

Sounds like a very emotional book

Karan said...

Did you see the version they did on TV? Wondered if you thought it was true to the book. :0)

Clare - Aimetu said...

I haven't seen the tv version although I think someone at school has it on dvd