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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (Hardback)

By Ness, Patrick
Illustrated by Kay, Jim
Created by Dowd, Siobhan

An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecti...ng-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
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ISBN 9780763655594
Released NZ 15 Sep 2011
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780763655594
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Imprint Candlewick Press,U.S.
Released 15 Sep 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
Illustrated by Kay, Jim
Created by Dowd, Siobhan
Category Award Winning
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 204
Dimensions Width: 168mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 612g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress England, Mothers and sons, Single-parent families, Schools, Self-actualization (Psychology)
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult