Autore: David Almond
Editore: Hachette Children's
ISBN: 1444920952
Grandezza: 63,77 MB
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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.


Autore: David Almond
Editore: Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780340905555
Grandezza: 73,41 MB
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Vista: 6973
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David Almond has adapted his best-selling novel for children, 'Skellig', into a play. It was first staged at the Young Vic in London, directed by Trevor Nunn, and performed by an all-star cast in 2003.


Autore: Des Lavelle
Editore: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773593217
Grandezza: 76,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2291
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Autore: Jillian Powell
Editore: Read & Respond
ISBN: 9781407175058
Grandezza: 50,43 MB
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Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovi teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Skellig. Notes and activities reflect the Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance.

The Skellig

Autore: Ly Angeles
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974154487
Grandezza: 16,93 MB
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The Skellig Genre: sciencefiction/satire Synopsis In the year 2156 the skellig, a shapeshifter named Gamble, is off her tits on moonshine in a bar in Dodge. Thought to be a hybrid of insect and woman, an escapee from the bad batch back in the 30s, she is bagged and boxed by bounty hunters; sold to a laboratory funded offshore by the current Chinese empire. She is to be euthanized but she hits luck. The young scientist set the task of the killing has a secret. He has been inducted into a band of bandits intent on protecting and liberating runaways. Dystopia. Misrule. Pirates, badlands, crossbreeds, cowboys and a big Maori women in charge of a whole town of warriors, the story the skellig tells is one of hope and redemption where hard tech and stainless steel meet legend and myth. Incorporating themes from the Underground Railroad transporting slaves to freedom, wormholes in a bar called the Midnight Express and a raft of characters of true depth, courage and sexiness this is a story where the enemy has no face. Corporate blindness to any kind of suffering and could be called greed. Only a well-orchestrated but desperate run by all concerned-shamans, shapeshifters, runaways, freed hybrids, humans, mutants and transdroids-can offer any chance of liberty. Guided by the starman, the skellig named Gamble, Mukata, Terrence, Bull, Rattlesnake Lil, and Alice in his armoured, all-terrain vehicle, flying his rainbow flag on a fifteen foot high middle-finger to the drone swarms overhead, several thousand individuals run, fly or ride in desperation, followed by a militarized force intent on destruction. Across the river that borders two worlds to the unknown lands of ice and snow, a place of legend may or may not exist and guarded by a mythic race known as the Alfur. It's live free or die trying.

Lily Quench And The Lighthouse Of Skellig Mor

Autore: Natalie Jane Prior
ISBN: 9780733321504
Grandezza: 57,58 MB
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Vista: 1887
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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

Pilgrim Paths In Ireland

Autore: John G. O'Dwyer
Editore: The Collins Press
ISBN: 1848896395
Grandezza: 24,97 MB
Formato: PDF
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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.

Skellig Michael

Autore: George Beatty
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 140105711X
Grandezza: 29,38 MB
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Vista: 170
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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.

The Popular Songs Of Ireland Collected And Ed With Intr And Notes By T C Croker

Autore: Thomas Crofton Croker
Grandezza: 66,58 MB
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My Name Is Mina

Autore: David Almond
Editore: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037598965X
Grandezza: 31,88 MB
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Vista: 1089
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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.