Monday, 21 September 2009

David Almond's Skellig, A Life-Changing Book

We received a story today from author Nicola Morgan about the book that changed her life, her choice was Skellig by David Almond. Read her story to find out how it changed her life forever.

This book is about a boy whose family is going through a very rough time when he encounters a semi-owl, angelic down-and-out creature in his garage and amazing things start to happen. The book is much admired by children, teenagers and adults alike and was made into a film and shown on Sky this year. Watch the trailer below.

It looks worth a watch, and also worth a read, according to Philippa here at Scottish Book Trust, who couldn't be more enthusiastic about how amazing the book is.

“Skellig is a brilliant novel. Written and published for children, it will draw in a reader of any age. You cannot read it without joining Michael in the wonder of his discovery of the winged and ragged Skellig and it will leave you with questions and images for a long time after you have put it down. This was David Almond’s first novel for young people, and clearly showed the way for the extraordinary body of work that was to come. A real treat!"

Well that recommendation has me sold.

That is the wonderful thing about The Book That Changed My Life, every day I am finding out about new and amazing books I haven't ever thought to pick up before. One book doesn't just change your life once, it seems. I can't wait to read this one and find out about the life-changing power of David Almond's writing.

No comments:

Post a Comment