A Monster Calls: A Novel: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd
A Monster Calls: A Novel: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd

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Annotation: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill, an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
Catalog Number: #69657
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2013
Illustrator: Kay, Jim,
Pages: 204 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-6065-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-59689-1
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-6065-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-59689-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2010040741
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 33,446
Reading Level: 4.8
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.8 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 147163 / grade: Middle Grades+
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.5 / points:9.0 / quiz:Q55561
Lexile: 730L
Guided Reading Level: Y
Fountas & Pinnell: Y

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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