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A Monster Calls

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

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Patrick Ness's #1 New York Times bestseller and 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.
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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 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.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 224
Altersempfehlung ab 14
Erscheinungsdatum 12.03.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7636-6065-9
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 20,5/16,1/2 cm
Gewicht 493 g
Illustrator Jim Kay
Verkaufsrang 1.364
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 27.01.2017

I am still amazed by the first sentence of this book. It's perfect to immediately draw the reader into the story. The Monster Calls is about Conor who every night struggles with the same terrifying nightmare. One night though he awakes to a monster standing in front of his window.... I am still amazed by the first sentence of this book. It's perfect to immediately draw the reader into the story. The Monster Calls is about Conor who every night struggles with the same terrifying nightmare. One night though he awakes to a monster standing in front of his window. The monster shows up exactly seven minutes after midnight and wants to tell Conor three stories. Conor doesn’t seem to be afraid of the nocturnal visitor because he has a far bigger fear than a monster. I loved this book. It was beautiful to read in english, although it was an extremely sombre and sad story. The illustrations by Jim Kay made it so vivid and I could perfectly sympathize with Conor. I’m really looking forward to watching the movie adaptation of this book.