Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, exploring a ramshackle garage with new-found friend Mina, he finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive.
With Mina's help, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health. The creature is ill-mannered, with questionable personal hygiene, but persevering in their kindness towards him, Michael and Mina find a bond forms betwen them that will change their lives forveer.
This unusual and captivating novel from critically-acclaimed children's author David Almond won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. A contemporary classic, it has the power to captivate both adults and children alike.
David Almond is the highly acclaimed author of Skellig, The Savage, Clay, My Name Is Mina, My Dad's a Birdman, Slog's Dad and many other novels, stories and plays. His books are translated into almost forty languages and are widely adapted for stage and screen. His numerous awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Children's Book Awards and Le Prix Sorcieres, and in 2010 he gained the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international prize for children's authors. David lives with his family in Hexham, Northumberland.
What you thought...
It is a really good book. It has lots of links to William Blake which is cool. I would recommend it for all ages
Joshua, Blackpool, 3 Gorffennaf 2020
This book was amazing. There were so many diffrent themes in the book and they all tied in at the end. Gripps you in from the start. I would recommed hugley.
Gabriella, Blackpool, 3 Gorffennaf 2020
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I like it because it has lots of imformation about William Blake. I would definitely recommened this book.
Xin Yi, Blackpool, 1 Gorffennaf 2020
This is a good book. It is full of mystery and intrigue. The main characters are interesting and the story takes many turns. I would recommend this book.
Alfie, Blackpool, 1 Gorffennaf 2020
I loved this book. We read this book in my final year in primary. There were so many themes in this book and they all linked together. I would definitely recommend this book to people in Year 6 and above. Never judge a book by its cover. That’s what I did but I still loved it.
Gabriella, Blackpool, 1 Gorffennaf 2020
I enjoyed this book a lot due to its fantasy and adventure theme. In my opinion the book really grabs the readers attencene. I highly recommended it to readers that enjoy fantasy.
Rowan, Blackpool, 1 Gorffennaf 2020
best book very good
reeke, england, 29 Mehefin 2020
Amazing book definitely recommend it 😊
Josh, Blackpool, 29 Mehefin 2020
I don't like it. I think that the chapter are way too small it takes 3 pages to get to the next chapter and they not good writing it in super small sentences that is just a waste of a page. the only thing like it the teacher trying to sound like Slellig. I just think it not a book for me if anyone who want to read it they just read it.
h m, north east, 21 Ionawr 2020
I would recommend this book because it tells you not to give up on his life. Skellig just sat there and gave up at the start but near the end he saved Michael's baby sister's life. This is a great story to read, it makes you think what Skellig really is. I will also recommend the film that goes with the book but the film is different to the book. Michael and Mina made Skellig strong and Skellig said thank you and helped Michael sister's heart to beat again.
an, Newcastle, 21 Ionawr 2020
This book is very bland and is filled with terribly written characters skellig's only personality is being a cynical angel who doesn't care and nothing changes Michael is stupid and just repeats what others say.
RR, gateshead, 21 Ionawr 2020
The book was aright also I wasn't really into book or film and book was too long for me. The book will aright for younger children who would probably enjoy the book or film. My favourite part of the book was when Michael asked Skellig to help save his sister. The book wasn't exactly exciting but I enjoyed the story. There is a film of this book but it is quite different. I think the book was much better and I would like to thank my English teacher for reading it with us.
BB, Gateshead, 21 Ionawr 2020
I love this book because it had lots of information in the story and the characters were very good. I think this book would be great for all ages. My favourite bite is when Michael gave Skellig some left over chinese food .
KR, Gateshead, 21 Ionawr 2020
i like the bit when Micheal's dad set the fire to the shed. and i likes when Micheal save skellig from the garage. the prison how rote this story is called David Almond the story is better than the film because the story is different to the movie but it was fun.
t.s, gatshead, 21 Ionawr 2020
Very Interestng book
Gabby, 13 Chwefror 2018
toto, London, 13 Mai 2017
this book is so so good I really injoyed it I read it with my whole class we only finshed it today I love every single thing about it
cody, st gens, 14 Mawrth 2017
I loved it, it was amazing. I love the book, it builds soo much tension
Halima, 28 Ionawr 2017
it is a really interesting book and it gets better and better throughout the whole book, in my opinion it is a very suitable book for teens.
madeeha, thornton heath, 17 Ionawr 2017
Amazing!!!! I am halfway through reading it in class and am tempted to get it on the kindle so I can read it without stopping
S, 16 Ionawr 2017
ANONYMOUS, space, 7 Rhagfyr 2016
Skellig is an amazing book it's very interesting and mysterious I love the book because it talks about hobbys and skills
5/5, Book trust, 2 Rhagfyr 2016
loved it!!! so mysterious. ....
sally, 23 Tachwedd 2016
This is the best book i have ever read, i personally enjoy these books with adventures. i agree with you all, it is a must read
Fatima, UK, 16 Hydref 2016
not exactly the best book but it has something very special to that keeps you glued to the book ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
me, here, 12 Hydref 2016
I personally love this book. Our class had to read this as an English assignment and i enjoyed it
bRiHlEe, AuStRaLiA, 8 Awst 2016
I think it is good so far.
Lorrie, Downend, 25 Ebrill 2016
Skellig is an awesome book, I have read it my self ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ please read it. it is the best book in the world.
Katie, Dartford, 20 Ebrill 2016
really weird and vague yet exciting. it is a must read
anonymous, manchester, 5 Hydref 2015
It's an OK book, could be better, it's pretty vague. Good book for infering questions
K, UK, 19 Ebrill 2015
I like the way david used his imagination with this story; 'skellig' opened up my imagination.
Hawwa, Leeds, 1 Mawrth 2015
love this book, a must-read
Miggles:), 9 Tachwedd 2014
Cool but weird book. This book shows life in a different way, with dreams and feeling. David Almond is definitely a gifted writer.
saphirathedragon, Tadworth, Surrey, 28 Medi 2014
Most amazing book ever: at first I wasn't so sure, but as I got further into it it is such an amazing book that u couldn't put down... Warning: once started, you just have to know the ending!
Annamarie, London, 9 Mehefin 2014
I love this book!!! It is a story about michael and he has a sick sister and it was same for david almond. david had a sick sister as well and he loved birds and he always telling stories about birds.
khadija, 19 Tachwedd 2013
I thought this was a very intresting book my class is reading it and everyone likes it.
freya, carlisle, 12 Ionawr 2013