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Who is Mina from the book Skellig?

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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How does David Almond represent the characters Michael, Mina, and Skellig in his book Skellig?

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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Describe and explain the changes of the main characters throughout the story Skellig, by David Almond.

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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List some of the most important and meaningful quotations from Skellig by David Almond.

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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Who are the main characters in Skellig? Give a brief description of their significance in the text.

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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How do Michael and Mina's perceptions of Skellig change throughout David Almond's book, Skellig?

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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In Skellig, what are Mina's criticisms of school?

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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David Almond makes use of many symbols in Skellig. Explain the use of light and dark.

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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Comment on the use of William Blake's poetry in Skellig to build atmosphere.

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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David Almond uses many symbols in his novel Skellig. Explain the use of the owls.

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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Why was Michael's sister sick?

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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How does David Almond create atmosphere in Chapter One of Skellig?

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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How does Mina help Michael to feel comfortable with his life?

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 am writing an essay based on the themes of Skellig. When writing the middle and supporting sentences of a body...

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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Why did Michael move to Falconer Road?

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 Skellig, clearly explain Michael's neighbourhood is like.

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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Plot the action of Skellig into a list of around 12 to 15 key events. The events must be put into order, based on...

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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What broad statements would be appropriate for an essay on Skellig, by David Almond? (Can you give the first sentence...

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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Did you enjoy reading Skellig by David Almond? Explain. I know I did, but did you?

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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Describe the dream Micheal's mother had before the baby's surgery.

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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What is Mina wearing in the first scene in Skellig?  

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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For an English Examination, how do you write an excellent comparitive essay in only 30 minutes? Say the essay was...

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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How would you write an essay comparing a novel (i.e Skellig) to a film (i.e Skellig). What topics might you choose...

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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What is David Almond's website address?

http://www.davidalmond.com/

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

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List some possible essay topics comparing the novel Skellig to the film of the same name.

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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