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Skellig by David Almond. One afternoon, Michael finds something magical in the garage. A strange creature – part owl, part angel, who needs Michael’s help if he is to survive. 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.
I found him in the garage on a Sunday afternoon. ...He was lying there in the darkness behind the tea chests, in the dust and dirt. It was as if he'd been there forever. He was filthy and pale and dried out and I thought he was dead. I couldn't have been more wrong. I'd soon begin to see the truth about him, that there'd never been another creature like him in the world. ~ David Almond's Skellig is one of the most bewitching, haunting and memorable children's books I've come across, and ...