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Skellig

«One of those books that you can't put down»

Junior Reviewer Conor Neison, aged 12, Evening Echo (Cork)

The bestselling story about love, loss and hope that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children's book of the Year Award.

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital.

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .

Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

Powerful and moving - The Guardian

This newly jacketed edition celebrates 20 years of this multi-award-winning novel.

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The bestselling story about love, loss and hope that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread children's book of the Year Award.

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital.

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .

Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

Powerful and moving - The Guardian

This newly jacketed edition celebrates 20 years of this multi-award-winning novel.

Medlemsvurdering:
Skellig er en usedvanlig vakker barnebok som tar for seg livet, døden og vennskap på en nydelig måte. Almond skriver lettfattelig og balanserer hele tiden på en kant mellom klisjé/ikke-klisjè, men faller aldri i fella til å la dette bli en sentimental bok. På grunn av dette kommer budskapene hans tydelig fram. I tillegg skriver han slik at man ser for seg bilder i hodet klart og tydelig, språket er enkelt, men fargerikt. Man vet aldri helt hva Skellig er, dette er noe av det jeg liker med boka, fordi den aldri viser bokstavelig hva ting er/ikke er. Man blir oppfordret til å tenke selv. Boka er rørende, vakker og i tillegg spennende, og jeg anbefaler å lese den på originalspråket.

Mina

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Detaljer

Forlag
Hodder Children's Books
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
176
ISBN
9780340944950
Utgivelsesår
2013
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Winner of Carnegie Medal 1998 UK.

Om forfatteren

David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, Island, Bone Music and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, the Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcières (France), the Nonino International Prize, the James Kruss Prize and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. He has also won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world's most prestigious prize for children's authors. In 2021, David was awarded an OBE for services to literature.

David speaks at festivals and conferences around the world. He is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, inspirational and innovative children's authors writing today. He has one amazing daughter. He lives in Newcastle, the city in which he was born.

www.davidalmond.com

Anmeldelser

«One of those books that you can't put down»

Junior Reviewer Conor Neison, aged 12, Evening Echo (Cork)

«Powerful and moving.»

The Guardian

«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!»

Joseph Delaney, Books For Keeps

«This modern classic has been reissued in a beautiful 15th anniversary edition»

Lorna Bradbury, The Sunday Telegraph

«Lyrical, innovative and unforgettably moving.»

Sunday Express (Cressida Cowell)

«Lyrical, innovative and moving...unforgettably moving»

Cressida Cowell, Sunday Express

«An exquisitely crafted book with a mystical core»

The Daily Telegraph

«The sort of children's book that makes adults find excuses to read more of them»

Times Educational Supplement

«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.»

Nick Hornby, The Times

«Brings Magical Realism to working-class Northeast England»

i (The Independent)

«A story full of heart and magic and big confusing emotions, elegantly told by a master craftsman. A perfect piece of art»

Lucy Christopher, Big Issue (london)

«Humorous, heart-stopping and haunting...an emotional roller-coaster of a read with a cliff-hanger of a conclusion. Inspired and inspiring.»

Newcastle Journal

«A visionary story...a lyrical, magical kind of book which can be read on many different levels»

The Daily Mail

«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.»

Gill Harvey, The Big Issue

«Deservedly popular»

The Observer

«Powerful and moving»

Guardian.co.uk

«A beautiful story which will enchant young and old alike»

Western Morning News

Kunders vurdering

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AW – 06.05.2009

– "Skellig" var fantastisk - virkelig. Dette er en av de bøkene som kanskje er skrevet for unge, men som passer for alle. Og dette er boken om de store temaene her i livet - forandring, døden, vennskap og tro - som aldri overkompliserer verken språk eller budskap og aldri virker pretensiøs. Det passer perfekt at David Almond aldri trer helt ut av det mystiske, men lar magien forbli magi uten behov for forklaringer eller realisme. Det er en kort og enkel tekst, så de fleste burde komme gjennom denne uten for mye arbeid - og den er vel verd innsatsen!

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Avelina Went – 17.04.2009

– "Skellig" er en av disse bøkene som er litt for alle. David Almond skriver med et lettfattelig, enkelt språk som aldri kommer i veien for det han har å fortelle, og han skriver lekende lett om de virkelig store temaene her i livet, som døden og livet etter døden, skjult i en tåke av mystikk. Det er aldri kjedelig, og han unngår heldigvis å skrive seg inn i klisjeene som lett kan oppstå når man skriver om barn som skal forholde seg til liv og død. Viktigst av alt er at den er en bok man har lyst til å lese helt fra starten, og den slutter aldri å underholde!

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Mina – 09.05.2008

– Skellig er en usedvanlig vakker barnebok som tar for seg livet, døden og vennskap på en nydelig måte. Almond skriver lettfattelig og balanserer hele tiden på en kant mellom klisjé/ikke-klisjè, men faller aldri i fella til å la dette bli en sentimental bok. På grunn av dette kommer budskapene hans tydelig fram. I tillegg skriver han slik at man ser for seg bilder i hodet klart og tydelig, språket er enkelt, men fargerikt. Man vet aldri helt hva Skellig er, dette er noe av det jeg liker med boka, fordi den aldri viser bokstavelig hva ting er/ikke er. Man blir oppfordret til å tenke selv. Boka er rørende, vakker og i tillegg spennende, og jeg anbefaler å lese den på originalspråket.

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