Skellig by David Almond audiobook

Skellig

By David Almond
Read by David Almond

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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! 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 spiders' webs 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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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1998 Carnegie Medal for Literature

Winner of the 1998 Whitbread Award for Children's Book of the Year

A 2000 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

A 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction

A 2000 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children's Literature

A 2001 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Nominee

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! 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 spiders' webs 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. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

British novelist Almond makes a triumphant debut in the field of children’s literature with prose that is at once eerie, magical, and poignant. Publishers Weekly, Starred
Its strength as a novel is in its subtlety. . . . Skellig is a fine book. The New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: David Almond

Author Bio: David Almond

David Almond has received several major awards, including a Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, an Eleanor Farjeon Award, and a Michael L. Printz Award. He is known worldwide as the author of Skellig, Clay, and many other plays, stories, and novels, including The Boy Who Swam with Piranha. David Almond lives in England.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.36
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English