Author: David Almond
Reading Age: 8-10

A strange creature, part owl, part angel needs Michael's help to survive.  But is Skellig more than he first appears?

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 hopsital.

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

Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is a major Sky1 feature film.