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A Monster Calls
Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

authors: Patrick Ness; Siobhan Dowd

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isnít the monster Conorís been expecting-- heís been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare heís had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. Itís 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.

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$9.99 / $13.00
0763669091 /  9780763669096
on sale date:
Adult Interest / EBook
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
240 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
Family Saga; Fantasy; Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology; Legends, Myths, Fables; Family; Monsters; Family Life; Thrillers; Family; Monsters; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as the Carnegie MedalĖwinning A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Among the numerous awards he has received are the Guardian Childrenís Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Childrenís Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.
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