''Skellig'' is a novel by David Almond about a boy who finds a decrepit WingedHumanoid living in a dark corner of the garage of the house his family has just moved into. It received the CarnegieMedal in 1998.
In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring TimRoth as Skellig, Bill Milner (''SonOfRambow'') as Michael, and JohnSimm and KellyMacdonald as Michael's parents.
!!This book/movie provides examples of:
* AngelUnaware: Skellig, maybe.
* AnimalEyes: In the film, Skellig repeatedly demonstrates he has a nictitating membrane, similar to that of a birds. Incidentally, humans once also possessed a third eyelid, but it was lost early in the course of our evolution.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: If Skellig ''is'' an angel, he's certainly very different from what you'd expect.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Skellig says he is as old as the earth, and has utterly given up on life, but is unable to die.
* WingedHumanoid: Skellig