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A Monster Calls : Inspired By An Idea From Siobhan Dowd

by Patrick Ness; Jim Kay (Illustrator)


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.

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Copyright year 2011
ISBN-13 9780763660659
ISBN-10 0763660655
Class Copyright
Publisher Candlewick Press
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 52 MB
Number of Pages 224
Length of Recording 3
Shelf No. KR770
Grade Range 7-
Ages 12-
Lexile 730L