The sort of children's book that makes adults find excuses to read more of them
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.
Voted Carnegie Medal's Number one Top Book of the past 70 years
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!
Lyrical, innovative and unforgettably moving.
Hard to put down
An exquisite book
An exquisitely crafted book with a mystical core
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)
Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination
This modern classic has been reissued in a beautiful 15th anniversary edition
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.
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 story full of heart and magic and big confusing emotions, elegantly told by a master craftsman. A perfect piece of art
Lyrical, innovative and moving...unforgettably moving
A visionary story...a lyrical, magical kind of book which can be read on many different levels
One of those books that you can't put down
A bookshelf essential.
Powerful and moving