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A Monster Calls (Hardback)
  • A Monster Calls (Hardback)

A Monster Calls (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 05/05/2011
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This is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, "A Monster Calls" is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults. This book is jacketed.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406311525

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“One of the best books I've ever read!”

I imagine it must be quite tricky to write a story based on another author's idea but Ness manages it seamlessly. Unfortunately, I've never read one of Siobhan Dowd's novels and so I can't compare... More

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“A Dream Collaboration”

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12th April 2011
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“A gripping read”

From an original idea by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness brings to life the monster young Conor encounters as he learns to deal with his mother's battle with cancer. In this moving and brutally real story, Conor is... More

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