By David Almond
Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440229087, 182pp.
Publication Date: September 11, 2001
Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage and encounters a strange being who changes his world forever.
"Its strength as a novel is in its subtlety. . . . Skellig is a fine book." — The New York Times Book Review
"British novelist Almond makes a triumphant debut in the field of children’s literature with prose that is at once eerie, magical, and poignant." — Publishers Weekly, Starred