Author: David Almond

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444910639

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5372

The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today 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 and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful and moving - The Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 15 years of this multi-award-winning novel.


island outpost of Europe

Author: Des Lavelle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780862781392

Category: Travel

Page: 110

View: 6328


Skellig Michael

Author: George Beatty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 140105711X

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 7167

On its surface Skellig Michael reads like a fast-paced international thriller involving crimes in high office, terrorism threats, espionage, corporate takeover battles, sex, lust, poignant romance, chase scenes, and shootouts. But readers who probe deeper may find the novel more provocative and complex than they initially thought. And in the end they may decide as the protagonists themselves do that the rocky landscape of the novel is a metaphor for life.

Pilgrim Paths in Ireland

Author: John G. O'Dwyer

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN: 1848896395

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 9753

In recent times the popularity of the Camino de Santiago has prompted renewed interest in pilgrim walks in Ireland. Increasing numbers now follow ancient Irish pilgrim paths to such holy places as Glencolumbkille, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Glendalough. John G. O'Dwyer has walked - or, in the case of Clonmacnoise, cycled - the pilgrim trails of Ireland, from Slieve Mish in the northeast, where Christianity may have had its first dawning in Ireland, to Skellig Michael in the southwest, where the known world once ended. Each walk description has directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and a map. The paths are varied and suited to a range of abilities, from casual ramblers to committed walkers. In each route the author recounts his feelings and experiences, and describes the entertaining and insightful characters he meets along the way.


Author: David Almond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473524907


Page: 254

View: 302


Lily Quench and the Lighthouse of Skellig Mor

Author: Natalie Jane Prior

Publisher: Puffin


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 149

View: 8217

In their ongoing quest to find a way to close the Eye Stones and secure the land of Ashby from time-traveling invaders, Lily Quench and her friend Dragon Queen visit a group of mysterious islands where they befriend a lighthouse keeper and find a clue in a book with magical properties. Original.

The Skellig Story

Ancient Monastic Outpost

Author: Des Lavelle

Publisher: Irish American Book Company

ISBN: 9780862782955

Category: History

Page: 105

View: 4149

This compact book is an essential guide to the mystical Skellig islands. These islands, appearing like two jagged pyramids rising out of the ocean, lie seven miles off the west coast of Ireland. Both entirely uninhabited, the larger, Skellig Michael, contains extensive remains of an Early Christian monastic site. The other island, Small Skellig, is a celebrated bird sanctuary that includes thousands of gannets and the rarely-seen puffin.

The Skellig Midnight Edition

Author: Ly de Angeles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979548663


Page: 152

View: 955

THE SKELLIG Ly de Angeles & Melaine Knight The year is 2156. Dystopia. Misrule. Pirates, badlands, transdrones, cowboys, rebellion. THE SKELLIG is a story of hope and redemption where hard tech and stainless steel meets legend and myth. The skellig's name is Gamble. She's all woman. Most of the time. On the black of the moon she's another creature altogether, a praying mantis. A deal she made, with the soul of earth known as the Grace, a few thousand years ago. Sometimes, over a couple of days, she's a bit of both. A desperate flight north is the only hope for thousands of runaways. Guided by an indigenous and immortal starman, the shape-shifting skellig, a Maori mystic named Mukata and Terrence, a scientist who should be the enemy but is not, they make the journey. Bull and Rattlesnake Lil drive the airstream named the Midnight Express, packed to the rafters with escapees and hybrids. Alice, in his armored all-terrain tank, raises his rainbow pennant on a fifteen foot high middle-finger to the drone swarms overhead. A militarized force behind them is intent on annhialation. Escape is beyond the northern border, accessed only by fording a mighty, raging river and guarded by a mythic race called Alfur. It is live free or die trying.

De schaduw van Skellig

Author: David Almond

Publisher: Querido Kinderboek

ISBN: 9045114437

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4199

De tienjarige Michael is net verhuisd, en zijn ouders hebben alleen tijd voor het nieuwe huis en de pasgeboren baby, die ernstig ziek is. Hoewel het hem streng verboden is om in de buurt van de oude, bouwvallige schuur te komen, gaat hij er toch naar binnen. Daar krijgt hij de schrik van zijn leven: er ligt een zieke en verwaarloosde zwerver. Michael blijft de man opzoeken, en ontdekt dat hij onder zijn jas twee rare bulten heeft, die wel erg aan vleugels doen denken. Is Skellig eigenlijk wel een mens? En wat heeft hij te maken met Michaels doodzieke zusje?

Skellig Testament

Author: David Rory O'neill

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497439344

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3368

This story is an attempt to understand what drove men to build a monastery on a near vertical pillar of rock off the coast of Ireland. The author has sought to use imagination to bring to life the men who were driven to seek this kind of complete isolation. More than hermits, more than any other monks, they chose a life filled with hardship, back-breaking labour and danger. Those results of their efforts that remain are among the best preserved buildings from the period. The Skellig monastery is a world heritage site and rightly so. It is unique and a thrilling place to visit. Even if you don't feel up to the massive climb and a sea-tossed journey by boat, you can still get a feel for the place in the visitor centre at Valencia.

Two Plays: Skellig/Wild Girl, Wild Boy

Author: David Almond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781417694471

Category: Drama

Page: 147

View: 6837

For use in schools and libraries only. Offers readers two fantastical plays, including the tale of a young girl who, upset and confused over the death of her father, conjures up a Wild Boy from magic spells and finally finds a friend who understands her pain and loss.

Voices at the World's Edge

Irish Poets on Skellig Michael

Author: Paddy Bushe

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9781906614355

Category: Poetry

Page: 191

View: 679

For some 700 years after its foundation in the 6th century, the monastery on Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast was home to a vibrant monastic community. For this anthology, Paddy Bushe invited some of Ireland's best-known poets to spend the night among the bee-hive huts, puffins and gannets, and to write of their experience.

Winter Kill

War with China Has Already Begun

Author: MR Gene Skellig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986883101

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 9294

"In this military technothriller / apocolyptic sci-fi novel, one man's carefully prepared plans for the security of his loved ones is put to the test by the effects of another man's ambition for world domination. When the Nuclear Extinction War (NEW) comes, Casey Callaghan has spent a fortune in gold to finance the construction of the House On The Hill. The HOTH is a survival facility designed to stand up to the worst that humankind or nature can throw at it. Meanwhile, on the geopolitical level, an evil genius has put his plan into motion. With war on an unprecedented scale, survival has suddenly become very personal."--Publisher's website.

The Forgotten Hermitage of Skellig Michael

Author: Walter William Horn,Jenny White Marshall,Grellan D. Rourke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520064102

Category: Art

Page: 111

View: 1093

This book is a dramatically told and visually stunning account of a ninth-century hermitage discovered on the South Peak of Skellig Michael, an island off the west coast of Ireland. It is the story, pieced together from fragmentary remains, study, and conjecture, of a man's attempt to live on a tiny ledge some 700 feet above the Atlantic on the outer edge of the European land mass, alone, as close to God as possible, in what is perhaps the ne plus ultra of ecstatic monastic solitude. Richly illustrated with maps, plans, and photographs that capture both the astonishing beauty and isolation of the hermitage, the text also includes reconstruction drawings of the site that combine a surveyor's accuracy with an artist's imaginative response to the hermit who found spiritual refuge on a pinnacle.

Lost Child

Author: MR Gene Skellig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987864505

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 7240

"When nine-year-old Abby disappears from her family during a rafting adventure on the Nantahala River in western North Carolina it affects each member of the Carter family differently"--Page 4 of cover.

Sacred Places Europe

108 Destinations

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 9781888729122

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 5447

Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.