Humorous, heart-stopping and haunting...an emotional roller-coaster of a read with a cliff-hanger of a conclusion. Inspired and inspiring.
Powerful and moving.
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!
A beautiful story which will enchant young and old alike
A bookshelf essential.
One of those books that you can't put down
Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination
A story full of heart and magic and big confusing emotions, elegantly told by a master craftsman. A perfect piece of art
A visionary story...a lyrical, magical kind of book which can be read on many different levels
Powerful and moving
Lyrical, innovative and moving...unforgettably moving
A modern classic Listed as on the of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
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.
Hard to put down
The sort of children's book that makes adults find excuses to read more of them
Brings Magical Realism to working-class Northeast England
An exquisitely crafted book with a mystical core
An exquisite book
Lyrical, innovative and unforgettably moving.
Voted Carnegie Medal's Number one Top Book of the past 70 years
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.
This modern classic has been reissued in a beautiful 15th anniversary edition