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