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 and encounters a strange being who changes his world forever.
About the Author
David Almond is known worldwide as the Michael L. Printz, Carnegie, Whitbread, and Smarties Award-winning author of Skellig, Clay, and many other novels, stories, and plays, including The Savage and Slog s Dad, both illustrated by Dave McKean. In 2010, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of his work. David Almond lives in Northumberland, England, with his family.
"Its strength as a novel is in its subtlety. . . . Skellig is a fine book." — The New York Times Book Review
"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