Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Skellig, by David Almond

Skellig, written and narrated by David Almond

Reason for Reading: It was there

Soon after Michael's family moves to a new home, his sister is born prematurely. While his parents are ferrying the newborn back and forth to the hospital, Michael deals with his stress by exploring their dilapidated garage. There, he finds a strange owl-like man. As Michael and the girl-next-door nurse the winged man back to health, he learns a lesson about love. This was a sweet little book. It was quite short, so there wasn't a lot of plot, but the characters and premise was quite adorable. This book would be appropriate for 7-9 year olds who enjoy reading magical realism. 

Almond did a fantastic job of narrating his own book. He has an engaging reading voice and had all the rhythms and intonations flowing well. :)


  1. Sounds like a great book for children. Of course I am always partial top stories that display empathy.

    Eight audiobooks so far in the year is an impressive number!

  2. I listen to audiobooks while working out and cleaning. Also while driving, but I don't do too much of that right now. Regardless, it certainly adds up to a lot of time! :)


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