A Monster Calls
Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd
authors: Patrick Ness; Siobhan Dowd
illustrator: Jim Kay
The monster in Conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting — the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is 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.
Patrick Ness’s Carnegie Medal–winning masterwork is poised to attract a discerning crossover audience.