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- DescriptionTo celebrate 15 year of this internationally successful, multi-award-winning vel, a beautiful clothbound edition, with newly commissioned artwork, and special features: - essays by David Almond on the conception and writing of Skellig - exclusive first UK publication of the short story that links Skellig with Mina - the poetry of Skellig - two complete William Blake poems - Skellig: a life - how the vel has transcended the page to become an opera and a film. When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael urishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever ...
- Author BiographyAs well as his prizes for SKELLIG, David Almond won the Smarties Silver Medal for KIT'S WILDERNESS, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award. THE FIRE-EATERS won the Whitbread, the Smarties Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. CLAY was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award, and the Carnegie Medal. David has also won the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award for his lasting contribution to children's literature and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative children's authors writing today. His books are bestsellers all over the world. He lives with his family in Northumberland. www.davidalmond.com
- PrizesWinner of Carnegie Medal 1998.
- Author(s)David Almond
- PublisherHachette Children's Group
- Date of Publication05/09/2013
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHodder Children's Books
- Weight448 g
- Width143 mm
- Height223 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edition Statement15th Anniversary edition
- Educational LevelUK School Key Stage 3
- Interest AgeFrom 9
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