Patrick Ness's Carnegie Medal-winning masterwork is poised to attract a discerning crossover audience.
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.Author:
Candlewick Press (MA)Published:
8.10h x 6.40w x 0.60dISBN:
12-UPAccelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Middle Grade PlusQuiz #/Name:
147163 / Monster CallsAward:
Green Mountain Book Award - Nominee
About the AuthorSiobhan Dowd
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.
spent twenty years as a human rights campaigner for PEN and Amnesty International before her first novel, A Swift Pure Cry
, was published in 2006. She won the Carnegie Medal posthumously in 2009 after her death at the age of forty-seven. Jim Kay
studied illustration and worked in the archives of the Tate Gallery and the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, two experiences that heavily influence his work. His images for A Monster Calls
use everything from beetles to breadboards to create interesting marks and textures. Jim Kay lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.