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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (Paperback)

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

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The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the scre... read full description below.

ISBN 9781406339345
Barcode 9781406339345
Published 1 April 2012 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781406339345
ISBN-10 1406339342
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 2012
International Publication Date 2 February 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ness, Patrick
By Dowd, Siobhan
Illustrated by Kay, Jim
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 216
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 484g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

This is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Carnegie Medal 2012 -- Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2012 -- Winner of Galaxy National Book Awards: National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2011
NZ Review Moving and compelling ... outstanding writing The East Anglian Times A haunting narrative dominated by symbol and atmosphere -- Robert Dunbar Irish Times Incredibly thought-provoking and emotional ... a complete stunner of a book which I couldn't rate anything below five out of five stars. I loved it! UKYA Dark and dangerous, beautifully illustrated and even a bit hopeful. Charlie Fletcher, author of the Stoneheart trilogy
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Patrick Ness is the author of the critically-acclaimed and bestselling Chaos Walking trilogy. He has won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Costa Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Los Angeles, USA. Siobhan Dowd was the widely-loved, prize-winning author of four books, two of which were published after her death from cancer, aged 47. In 2009, she became the first author ever posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal. Jim Kay studied illustration and worked in the archives of the Tate Gallery and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, two experiences that heavily influence his work. His images for A Monster Calls use everything from beetles to bread boards to create interesting marks and textures. He lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

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