The bestselling story about love, loss and hope that launched David Almond as one of the best children’s writers today. Winner Carnegie Medal Whitbread book Year Award. When a move to new house coincides with his baby sister’s illness, Michael’s world seems suddenly lonely uncertain. Then, Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into old, ramshackle garage home, finds something magical. A strange creature – part owl, angel, being who needs help if is survive. With friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back health, while sister languishes in hospital. But far more than at first appears, helps breathe life tiny sister, changes for ever . won Children’s Book also winner 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. Powerful moving Guardian This newly jacketed edition celebrates 20 years this multi-award-winning novel.