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Literature: Skellig
Skellig is a novel by David Almond about a boy who finds a decrepit Winged Humanoid living in a dark corner of the garage of the house his family has just moved into. It received the Carnegie Medal in 1998.

In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring Tim Roth as Skellig, Bill Milner (Son of Rambow) as Michael, and John Simm and Kelly Macdonald as Michael's parents.

This book/movie provides examples of:

  • Angel Unaware: Skellig, maybe.
  • Animal Eyes: 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.
  • Magic Realism
  • Our Angels Are Different: If Skellig is an angel, he's certainly very different from what you'd expect.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Skellig says he is as old as the earth, and has utterly given up on life, but is unable to die.
  • Winged Humanoid: Skellig

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneCarnegie MedalHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sisters... No Way!Young Adult LiteratureThe Skinjacker Trilogy
Sisters... No Way!Children's LiteratureSkulduggery Pleasant
The Sixth BattleLiterature of the 1990sSmall Gods

alternative title(s): Skellig
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