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A Monster Calls

AUTHOR Ness, Patrick
PUBLISHER Candlewick on Brilliance Audio (09/27/2016)
PRODUCT TYPE Audio (MP3 CD)

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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.

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.

"Compelling...powerful and impressive." --Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy

"Exceptional...this is storytelling as it should be--harrowing, lyrical, and transcendent." --Meg Rosoff, author of the Printz Award-winning novel How I Live Now

"Brilliant and elegant, with all the thrills and ambition you would expect from the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy." --Frank Cottrell Boyce, award-winning author of Millions and Cosmic

"Haunting, lyrical, powerful, and true. Patrick Ness has crafted a masterful story about grief and loss, love and hope that lingers in the heart like a ghost." --Libba Bray, author of the Printz Award-winning novel Going Bovine

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ISBN-13: 9781531824136
ISBN-10: 1531824137
Binding: CD-Audio (MP3 Format)
Content Language: English
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Carton Quantity: 46
Product Dimensions: 5.30 x 0.50 x 6.70 inches
Weight: 0.10 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product, Unabridged, Ikids
Country of Origin: US
Subject Information
BISAC Categories
Fiction | Social Themes - Death, Grief, Bereavement
Fiction | Family - Parents
Fiction | Monsters
Grade Level: 8th Grade - 12th Grade
Dewey Decimal: FIC
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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.

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.

"Compelling...powerful and impressive." --Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy

"Exceptional...this is storytelling as it should be--harrowing, lyrical, and transcendent." --Meg Rosoff, author of the Printz Award-winning novel How I Live Now

"Brilliant and elegant, with all the thrills and ambition you would expect from the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy." --Frank Cottrell Boyce, award-winning author of Millions and Cosmic

"Haunting, lyrical, powerful, and true. Patrick Ness has crafted a masterful story about grief and loss, love and hope that lingers in the heart like a ghost." --Libba Bray, author of the Printz Award-winning novel Going Bovine

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Author: Ness, Patrick
Patrick Ness is the author of eight novels and a short story collection. He's best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and More Than This. He won the Carnegie Medal the highest award for children's books in the UK twice in a row, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls. A Monster Calls was also the first book ever to simultaneously win the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and the Carnegie Medal. Patrick has taught creative writing at Oxford University and is a literary critic for the Guardian. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.
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Read by: Isaacs, Jason
Jason Isaacs is an English actor who discovered his love for the craft at Bristol University, directing and acting in more than twenty plays at school and at the popular Edinburgh Festival. He has since moved on to a career mostly in film and television and is best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" films. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
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