Skellig

I found him in the garage on a Sunday afternoon… I thought he was dead.’ Ten-year old Michael is having a difficult time, on all fronts. He’s just moved into a decrepit house where an old man died and wasn’t discovered under the kitchen table for a week. His parents are distraught over his new baby sister, who is seriously ill due to complications from an early birth. And now here’s this man – is he a man? – in the garage at the bottom of the garden. The award-winning debut novel from David Almond, Skellig is atmospheric, even claustrophobic, and packs an incredible emotional punch as we journey with Michael through his isolation and grief to a truly miraculous and uplifting ending…

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