Winner of the Carnegie Medal. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it an angel? When Michael finds a strange winged creature in his garage, a story of mystery and wonder unfolds… Michael has a new baby sister. But she’s very sick – maybe dying. As his parents spend their days at the hospital, life seems lonely and uncertain. Then Michael finds an impossible creature: a winged man hiding in the garage. Is Skellig good – or maybe evil? Part owl – or part angel? Can he help Michael to save his tiny sister, and stick his broken world together again?

  • A modern classic which won the Carnegie Medal
  • Blends vivid storytelling with a truly unique plotline
  • Explores spiritual mysteries in a non-religious way
  • Powerful story of hope and learning to face change

“Touched with a visionary intensity… exercises every muscle of the imagination.” Guardian

“Truly original, mysterious and affecting … Almond treads with delicate certainty, and the result is something genuine and true.” Philip Pullman

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  • loved it

    This book is amazing and I have only started reading it today.It is soooooo good that I am already upto page 30.Its a page turner.

    1 July 2015

  • liked it

    This book is… INTERESTING.

    I haven’t really read another book as mysterious as this. But I can say, you certainly can’t put this book down, once you’ve started. The only bad thong about it, is that sometimes it gets quite boring.

    18 June 2015

  • This book is really spooky and interesting. Michael has just moved into a new house which is disgusting and looks like it is about to fall down.Michael and his friend Mina find a strange angelic creature in Michael’s garage. When they take the creature out of the garage it changes Michael’s life for ever.

    Also the film is great!!!! I would rate it 10/10

    20 November 2014

  • loved it

    This story is mainly about Michael’s life after he moves houses into a person called Ernie’s house, and meets a creature named Skellig. After that, It changed his whole life forever!

    I give a 5/5 for this fabulous book


    5 November 2014

  • loved it

    It is amazing you should read it just do go on read it

    3 October 2014

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  • Awards

    David Almond has won many awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread (Costa) Prize for Skellig, the Nestle Smarties Prize for Kit’s Wilderness, and both the Nestle Smarties and Whitbread (Costa) prizes for The Fire Eaters. In 2010 He was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Prize for his contribution to children’s literature.

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