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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
  

The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time (Paperback)

By Haddon, Mark

Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the my... read full description below.

ISBN 9781849920414
Barcode 9781849920414
Published 1 October 2010 by Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781849920414
ISBN-10 1849920419
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint David Fickling Books
Publication Date 1 October 2010
International Publication Date 29 April 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Haddon, Mark
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 211g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Asperger's syndrome - Patients - Fiction, Detective and mystery stories - lcsh, Young adult fiction - lcsh
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 226597

Description of this Book

Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished -- Carol Ann Duffy Daily Telegraph 20030604 The clash between Christopher's view of the world and the way it looks to the rest of us makes this an extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny read. It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book -- Jill Slotover Financial Times 20030604 A stroke of genius, as the advantages of having a naive, literal-minded boy in the driving seat are manifold ... we do learn what it might feel like to have Asperger's Syndrome -- David Newnham TES 20030507 Supremely well-written, funny and oddly affecting Daily Telegraph 20030507 The book gave me that rare, greedy feeling of: this is so good I want to read it all at once but I mustn't or it will be over too soon -- Kate Kellaway Observer 20030507

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Author's Bio

Mark Haddon was born in Northampton. He read English at Oxford and has worked in a variety of jobs including magazine illustrator and part-time worker for Mencap.

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