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