A Monster Calls: Inspired By An Idea From Siobhan Dowd

byPatrick NessIllustratorJim Kay

August 27, 2013|
A Monster Calls: Inspired By An Idea From Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness
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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 expecting-- 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.
Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy. He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children''s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children''s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he lives in London. Siobhan Dowd spent twenty years as a human rights campaigne...
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Title:A Monster Calls: Inspired By An Idea From Siobhan Dowd
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 7.56 X 5 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.56 X 5 X 0.65 in
Published:August 27, 2013
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780763669089

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