Thursday, October 15, 2009


By David Almond
Publisher: Yearling
Published: 1998
ISBN-13: 9780440416029
182 pages

Narrator Michael recounts his discovery of a mysterious stranger living in a garage of the rundown property his family has just purchased. The stranger is in a sorry state. He then meets his neighbour, Mina, an imaginative home-schooled girl who loves William Blake's poetry and possesses a vast knowledge of birds. They become friends and Michael shows Mina the stranger he had found. They find out that his name is Skellig; together they nurse him back to health. Just who is this Skellig? Then, Michael’s baby sister is also very sick. I love this story of friendship, love, and family!

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