Skellig

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Author: David Almond

Publisher: Hachette Children's

ISBN: 1444920952

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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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.

Skellig

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Author: David Almond

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 038572988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Skellig

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Author: David Almond

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0440416027

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 182

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Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

Pilgrim Paths in Ireland

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Author: John G. O'Dwyer

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN: 1848896395

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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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.

Winter Kill

War with China Has Already Begun

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Author: MR Gene Skellig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986883101

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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"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.

Skelligs Calling

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Author: Michael Kirby

Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd

ISBN: 9781843510260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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This second volume of memoir extends and completes the cycle begun with Skilligside recording the life of a remarkable nonagenarian fisherman-poet and painter from the south Iveragh Peninsula in Kerry.

Skellig

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Author: Jean Moore,David Almond

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780340905548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Winner of the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book Award 'Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination' - The Guardian 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 - Skellig. 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 forever.

Lily Quench and the Lighthouse of Skellig Mor

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Author: Natalie Jane Prior

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733321504

Category: Dragons

Page: 149

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At the end of the Earth is Skellig Lir, a dreamy, enchanted island this is inhabited by mysterious people with strange powers. To get there, Lily Quench and Queen Dragon must brave magic, storms, and seas swarming with deadly sea dragons and Ariane, the rebellious keeper of the lonely lighthouse of Skellig Mor. In the depths of an undersea cavern, Lily struggles to communicate with the sea dragons and escape the skeleton-filled tunnels beneath the lighthouse. Only then can she complete her quest: to enter a fantastical library that has existed since the beginning of the world

The Forgotten Hermitage of Skellig Michael

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

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520064102

Category: Art

Page: 111

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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.

Skellig Michael

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Author: George Beatty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 140105711X

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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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.

Skellig

Island Outpost of Europe

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Author: Des Lavelle

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773593217

Category: History

Page: 112

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Sun Dancing

A Vision of Medieval Ireland

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Author: Geoffrey Moorhouse

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156006026

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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A fictionalized history of fourth-century Irish monks describes their spirituality and their influence on other areas of the world

My Name Is Mina

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Author: David Almond

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037598965X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read, it is an intimate and enlightening look at a character whose open mind and heart have much to teach us about life, love, and the mysteries that surround us. Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window, witness to the moon's silvery light. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free. A blank notebook lies on the table. It has been there for what seems like forever. Mina has proclaimed in the past that she will use it as a journal, and one night, at last, she begins to do just that. As she writes, Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound about herself and her world, her thoughts and her dreams. From the Hardcover edition.

Skellig Testament

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Author: David Rory O'neill

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497439344

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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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.

The Skellig Story

Ancient Monastic Outpost

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Author: Des Lavelle

Publisher: Irish American Book Company

ISBN: 9780862782955

Category: History

Page: 105

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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.

Two Plays: Skellig/Wild Girl, Wild Boy

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Author: David Almond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781417694471

Category: Drama

Page: 147

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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.