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Mina lives "further along" on Falconer Road, at Number 7, from Michael's new house, a derelict fixer-upper that threatens one life while sheltering another. Mina is about Michael's age but is...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2016, 2:51 am (UTC)

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Michael is the main character and protagonist with a kind and curious nature. He at the young age of 12 when he begins exploring questions surrounding life, death, loss, and belief in spirituality....

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019, 6:47 pm (UTC)

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Mina is home-schooled. She likes to quote Wiliam Blake (the poet) quite a bit. One quote she uses puts forth the notion that traditional, classroom schooling steals the joy of learning from...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2010, 6:05 am (UTC)

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William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience both play a part in the building of atmosphere in David Almond's Skellig. The poems presented in both of Blake's collections highlight...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019, 4:21 pm (UTC)

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Skellig, written by David Almond, is a work of children's literature that was published in 1998. It tells the story of ten-year-old Michael who, after moving into a rundown house with his parents,...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019, 4:11 am (UTC)

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We aren't actually given that much information about Michael's neighbourhood, except to note that the new house that he and his family move to is a shabby building with a garden that Michael refers...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2011, 7:51 pm (UTC)

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In David Almond's Skellig, Mina is an enthusiastic advocate for home schooling, as well as a good example of the results it can produce. She enjoys quoting William Blake, and espouses his view that...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2021, 6:08 pm (UTC)

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In David Almond's Skellig, we first meet Michael, even while he describes his discovery of Skellig (known at first as Arthur). Michael has just moved into a new home. His parents, besides handling...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2011, 4:06 pm (UTC)

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Here is some background on the novel Skellig. The main character, Michael, finds a crippled being living in the crumbling garage of the new house his family has moved into. With the help of a...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019, 5:24 pm (UTC)

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This dream is described in Chapter 41 of the novel. Before the baby's heart surgery, Michael's mum goes to the hospital to be with the baby. She struggles to fall asleep and keeps getting up to...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2019, 10:23 am (UTC)

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In Chapter One of David Almond's Skellig, the author artfully creates an atmosphere to introduce the boy's discovery at his new house. The setting is important. I found him in the garage on a...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015, 6:26 pm (UTC)

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The influence of the author's purpose on the audience response is never quite predictable, since it depends on the audience. However, David Almond's Skellig has often evoked sympathy and...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2022, 10:38 am (UTC)

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In the young adult novel Skellig by British novelist David Almond, the protagonist is twelve-year-old Michael, who moves with his family to a house on Falconer Road in a new town. The town could be...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2019, 11:25 pm (UTC)

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In David Almond's book, Skellig, Michael and Mina learn to see Skellig in a different way as time goes by: it's hard to say if they change because of him, or things around them make them change...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2011, 8:51 am (UTC)

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Michael's baby sister Joy—as she comes to be known—was born prematurely. Like a lot of premature babies, she's experienced serious health problems. Joy is gravely ill; she has a heart condition...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2018, 7:37 am (UTC)

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Skellig was written by David Almond, and it is widely considered to be a Gothic story for children. Skellig is a supernatural being who is capable of working miracles. Michael and Mina are two main...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019, 2:28 am (UTC)

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One day after his family moves into a dilapidated old house, Michael finds a strange-looking old man in the garage. No one else is around, just him, making his unusual discovery seem all the more...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021, 7:18 am (UTC)

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In Skellig, Michael has a baby sister. Unfortunately, she's not very well, and this only adds to the stress that Michael and his family are under after their recent move to a dilapidated old...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2021, 11:30 am (UTC)

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In British author David Almond’s 1998 children’s novel, Skellig, the protagonist is ten-year-old Michael, who moves with his family to a fictional town in England, after his infant sister is born...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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I always teach my students the following way of remembering how to write the middle paragraphs of an essay: point, proof and then deduction. You have to make your point, which basically is what you...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2011, 6:39 pm (UTC)

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I will answer this question, but please don't let my plot summary and key events stop you from reading this brilliant novel as well. I hope that the key events that I give you will encourage you to...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2011, 8:02 pm (UTC)

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You might like to focus on the beginning of the novel, and in particular how the discovery of Skellig is associated with darkness but with the hope of new life and growth. Let us remember that the...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011, 7:29 pm (UTC)

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This essay will be a comparative essay; therefore, you need to think about how the novel and the film are similar or different. Many points exist for comparison which means that you must choose...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2011, 8:46 pm (UTC)

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In chapter 25, Mina is showing to her friend Michael a section of an encyclopedia. The section is all about dinosaurs. Mina points to a picture of a particular dinosaur and says that it looks like...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2021, 11:33 am (UTC)

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Quite clearly, the best place to start when comparing the film version of the novel and the novel itself is to identify and analyse the various differences that you can identify. It is very...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2011, 12:47 am (UTC)

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The owls in this moving and impressive novel seem to act as a symbol fo the way that nature naturally shows love and care. Let us remember that the owls feed Skellig, and draw attention to it by...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2011, 7:37 pm (UTC)

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I did enjoy Skellig, as a matter of fact, especially because Skellig seemed at times so angel-like to me; for a youthful audience, it was great to see something that demonstrates that the beauty of...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2011, 11:55 am (UTC)

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This is a good question. What you need to do (and this is the most important) is to have a good thesis statement. A thesis statement is the main point or the main argument of your essay. Keep in...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2011, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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In chapter one, Michael, the story's narrator, describes a seemingly human or humanlike "creature" living in the garage. Michael discovers it in the "dust and dirt" behind the "tea chests." The...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2022, 12:39 pm (UTC)

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Michael, who is the protagonist and narrator of this story, meets his new neighbor Mina at the beginning of chapter 7. Her physical qualities are described in chapter 9. She is "little" with hair...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2022, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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In David Almond's Skellig the main characters in the story are all extremely isolated. Michael and his family have moved into a new house, but his new baby sister was born prematurely, and his...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2011, 1:16 pm (UTC)

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The first thing I learn about the narrator as the book begins is that he resists being open to imagination and impossibility. He doesn't want to move to his new house and rather than looking...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2022, 6:09 pm (UTC)

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We don't get much information about the "man" in the garage in chapters three and four, but between a tramp, a burglar, a ghost, a vision, and a dream, it seems most likely he is a tramp. We can...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2022, 12:05 pm (UTC)

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Latest answer posted April 22, 2010, 4:51 am (UTC)

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In Skellig's first three chapters, Almond plants a number of clues about what is going to happen. He spends a good deal of time describing the new property, so we know the move is important....

Latest answer posted May 7, 2022, 11:46 am (UTC)

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