Library Ed. Listening Library 1999
CD ISBN 9780739385876 $38.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
When the match is excellent, who can imagine a better reader for any novel than its author? How serendipitous, then, to have David Almond read his mystical, mysterious novel, almost without pause for breath. When the baby comes too early, just after the move to the dilapidated old house, Michael is left too much to his own devices. It’s then that he finds Skellig, nearly dead. Is he a man? An owl? An angel? And what does he have to teach Michael and his new friend, Mina, in his squeaky, breathy voice, about life and death and the connections between the two? Almond delivers a memorable reading of this seamless Printz Honor book. The story is punctuated by the most evocative and haunting music! T.B. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 01]
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