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. . . .
From the Trade Paperback edition.
For Michael and his family, things seem to have gone from bad to worse--they've just moved into a new house, but it needs a lot of work, and Michael's little sister is very, very ill. As he tries to cope with his family's problems, Michael begins exploring the neighborhood in an effort to take his mind off of things. One day, he decides to check out the creepy and crumbling garage in the backyard, and discovers something truly amazing and out-of-this-world--a creature who calls himself Skellig. Michael can't figure out what the creature is--man, animal, or alien--but soon the two begin to rely on one another. Micheal eventually tells his best friend, Mina, about Skellig's presence, relieving him of the giant secret he's been trying to keep to himself. Michael's family problems worsen, but something magical happens--could it be Skellig? A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 1999.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Family / Siblings, Religious / General, General, Family / General, People + Places / Europe, Social Issues / New Experience
- 9-12 years
- Listening Library
- April 28, 2009
- April 28, 2009
- David Almond
- David Almond (Narrator)