Nel garage della nuova casa, Michael scopre qualcosa di magico: una creatura, un po’ uomo un po’ uccello, che sembra avere bisogno di aiuto. Si chiama Skellig e adora il cibo cinese e la birra scura. Non sapremo mai di preciso cos’è; c’è del mistero in questa storia, ma va bene così. L’importante per Michael, e per la sua sorellina sospesa tra la vita e la morte in ospedale, è che Skellig ci sia. Come scrive Nick Hornby, Skellig è una storia «meravigliosamente semplice ma anche terribilmente complicata (...) è un libro per ragazzi perché è accessibile e perché i protagonisti sono bambini, ma credetemi, è anche un libro per voi, perché è un libro per tutti, e l’autore lo sa». Un romanzo che è già un classico.
- ISBN: 8862563353
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 155
- Data di uscita: 31-12-2010
Well, that was excellent. This book is a brief mouthful of myth and hope and atmosphere. Reasons to read it? 1. There's a magical, irritable man in the narrator's garage. He likes Chinese take out and dead mice. 2. There is a wise and judgmental girl-neighbor who becomes the narrator's best friend. 3. Leggi tutto
My daughter stands in front of her overflowing bookshelf, where her brothers put books they consider "for younger readers". What shall I read? She only has about eight books on a pile next to her bed, so it is definitely a question of existential importance... She finds Skellig, takes it out, and I a Leggi tutto
Skellig (Skellig #1), David Almond Skellig is a children's novel by the British author David Almond, published by Hodder in 1998. Twelve years old Michael, and his family, have recently moved into a house. He and his parents are nervous, as his new baby sister was born earlier than expected, and may Leggi tutto
I read this about ten years ago now, and I’d completely forgotten about how much I loved it at the time. As soon as I picked it up and began reading it again I remembered why. The story of the rebirth of Skellig is a wonderful little tale; it is an allegory for the ever evolving nature of man, and h Leggi tutto
i'm no teen, so i can't adequately judge this. it seems more interesting than some of the teen fiction books out back when i was wee, but more like a fable or a fairy tale than a full length novel. not a waste of an hour and a half.... come to my blog!
3.5 stars. Lovely little fable, only 170 pages I finished it pretty quickly and really enjoyed it. Sweet tale of friendship, family, love and imagination. Michael finds what he assumes to be a homeless man - hiding out in the garage of the new house he has moved into with his parents and baby sister Leggi tutto
I wept. Buckets. And was happier for it. My son had this book for a school project so I read it to help him out. He had to prise it from my fingers after an hour and a half, and I wanted to go back and read it again. It embodies all that I think is good in Young Adult fiction, an unspoiled, simple bu Leggi tutto
"David Almond's lyrical tale of the angel Skellig is written with delicacy and restraint, and tells a story of love and faith with exquisite, heart-fluttering tenderness. It is an extraordinarily profound book, no matter how old the reader." —Chair of the Whitbread Judging Panel Ten year old Michael i Leggi tutto
I read this because in one of Nick Hornby's Believer columns he mentioned this was supposed to be the best YA book of all time. I don't know where he got this information, maybe from the ALA or some other three letter group. He gave it a glowing review so I thought I'd read it. My first thought afte Leggi tutto
Elegant cover, Superb title, and what a story! ♡ Absolutely brilliant. I truly adore this loving, fascinating & quick read book.
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