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· Delacorte Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · April 13, 1999 · $16.99 · 978-0-385-32653-7 (0-385-32653-X)
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Skellig is the winner of the 1998 British Whitbread Award for Children's Literature.

Praise for Skellig:

"The author adroitly interconnects the threads of the Skellig, whose history and reason for being are open to readers' interpretations.... [T]he story brightens dramatically as Michael's loving, life-affirming spirit begins to work miracles."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The plot pivots on the question of what Skellig is....The beauty here is that there is no answer and readers will be left to wonder and debate, and make up their own minds.  A lovingly done, thought-provoking novel."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"The marvelous and the everyday mix in haunting, memorable ways."
--Kirkus Reviews, pointer

"Some of the writing takes one's breath away, especially the scenes in which Almond, without flinching, describes the beauty and the horror that is Skellig."
--Booklist, starred review

"I read this luminous novel with a sense of wonder, and it's left an imprint on my mind--and, yes, my heart--that will not easily, if ever, fade.  In fact, I think Skellig deserves that risky adjective--unforgettable."
--Robert Cormier, author