September 12, 2000|
Skellig by David Almond
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Note from the Author

I grew up in a big family in a small, steep town overlooking the River Tyne, in England.
It was a place of ancient coal mines, dark terraced streets, strange shops, new real estate development, and wild heather hills. Our lives were filled with mysterious and unexpected events, and the place and its people have given me many of my stories. I always wanted to be a writer, though I told very few people until I was "grown-up." Writing can be difficult, but sometimes it really does feel like a kind of magic.

I think stories are living things--among the most important things in the world
“I grew up in a big extended Catholic family [in the north of England]. I listened to the stories and songs at family parties. I listened to the gossip that filled Dragone’s coffee shop. I ran with my friends through the open spaces and the narrow lanes. We scared each other with ghost stories told in fragile tents on dark nights. We p...
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.63 X 5.25 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.63 X 5.25 X 0.48 in
Published:September 12, 2000
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780440416029

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