In 1998, David Almond published his stunning and strange children's novel, SKELLIG. In 2009, it was re-released in a 10th-anniversary edition that included a short story about one of the three protagonists, Mina. This fascinating character is now the star of her own novel, MY NAME IS MINA, set just before the action in SKELLIG.
Mina McKee spends lots of time in her favorite tree. She watches the sky, the birds, and the comings and goings of her neighbors. She recently left school and now learns at home with her nurturing and understanding mother, who has given her an empty notebook. MY NAME IS MINA is the entries she records