Skellig

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

My Name Is Mina Publisher's Summary

'There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'll write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line?'

And so Mina writes and writes in her notebook, and here is her journal, Mina's life in Mina's own words: her stories and dreams, experiences and thoughts, her scribbling and nonsense, poems and songs. Her vivid account of her vivid life. In this stunning book, David Almond revisits Mina before she has met Michael, before she has met Skellig.

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  • Book 0

    • My Name Is Mina

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    'There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'll write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the book and write the very first words: My name is Mina and I love the night. Then what shall I write? I can't just write that this happened then this happened then this happened to boring infinitum. I'll let my journal grow just like the mind does, just like a tree or a beast does, just like life does. Why should a book tell a tale in a dull straight line?'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Study of Words and Character

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $10.84

  • Book 1

    • Skellig

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: David Almond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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 forever.…

    Regular price: $20.06

    • Skellig

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: David Almond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but read fast

    • By Molly Murphy Wittig, Ph.D. on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $22.60