This modern classic has been reissued in a beautiful 15th anniversary edition
Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination.
'Tremendously innovative, highly original and very moving.'
The sort of children's book that makes adults find excuses to read more of them
One of those books that you can't put down
An exquisite book
Brings Magical Realism to working-class Northeast England
Humorous, heart-stopping and haunting...an emotional roller-coaster of a read with a cliff-hanger of a conclusion. Inspired and inspiring.
An exquisitely crafted book with a mystical core
'A bookshelf essential.'
Powerful and moving
Lyrical, innovative and unforgettably 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 visionary story...a lyrical, magical kind of book which can be read on many different levels
the most lyrical children's author now writing
'it's a wonderfully original and beautifully written story and, oddest of all for a children's book, it manages to address the unlikely theme of spirituality with beguiling delicacy.'
Lyrical, innovative and moving...unforgettably moving
'Truly original, mysterious and affecting . . . Almond treads with delicate certainty, and the result is something genuine and true'
'A deep and lovely book'
. . . gripping, beautiful and brilliantly written . . . Everyone is raving about this unforgettable book.
Voted Carnegie Medal's Number one Top Book of the past 70 years
Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination
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.
A stunning debut . . . An extraordinary book.
A beautifully told modern fairytale.
A story full of heart and magic and big confusing emotions, elegantly told by a master craftsman. A perfect piece of art
A modern classic Listed as on the of the 100 Best Children's Books Ever (Novels)
'His characters are proper, complex portraits of children that don't succumb to the gender clichés prevalent in children's fiction.'
A bookshelf essential.
Hard to put down
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.