The book I wish I'd written is Skellig by David Almond. Almond's book has a great sense of the mysterious; we are left with a sense of wonder. I wish that I had written it!
Voted Carnegie Medal's Number one Top Book of the past 70 years
This modern classic has been reissued in a beautiful 15th anniversary edition
A story full of heart and magic and big confusing emotions, elegantly told by a master craftsman. A perfect piece of art
Hard to put down
A modern classic Listed as on the of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
Gripping, beautiful and brilliantly written ... everyone is raving about this unforgettable book.
Brings Magical Realism to working-class Northeast England
Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination
A visionary story...a lyrical, magical kind of book which can be read on many different levels
Refusing to read this book on the grounds that you are not a child makes as much sense as refusing to read crime fiction because you are not a criminal. A deep and lovely book.
A bookshelf essential.
This is a story which burns bright from first to last, and for long after the last is over.
A stunning debut ... an extraordinary book.
Powerful and moving
Humorous, heart-stopping and haunting...an emotional roller-coaster of a read with a cliff-hanger of a conclusion. Inspired and inspiring.
I can't eat a chinese takeaway without thinking about this strange and beautiful book about an angel who seems to have lost his way.
Acclaim for SKELLIG (the story): 'Tremendously innovative, highly original and very moving. David Almond is a fascinating new voice.'
Tense and involving ... something not to miss.
Acclaim for WILD GIRL, WILD BOY: 'Touching, beautifully focused.'
Lyrical, innovative and unforgettably moving.
One of those books that you can't put down
The sort of children's book that makes adults find excuses to read more of them
An exquisite book
Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination.
Lyrical, innovative and moving...unforgettably moving
An exquisitely crafted book with a mystical core
A beautiful story which will enchant young and old alike