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. . . .
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.
"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
"A powerful, atmospheric story . . . the marvelous and everyday mix in haunting, memorable ways."--Kirkus Reviews, Pointer
"A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel."--School Library Journal, Starred
"Its strength as a novel is in its subtlety. . . . Skellig is a fine book."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Some of the writing takes one's breath away."--Booklist, Starred