Title: A Monster Calls

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Title: A Monster Calls Title Record # 1321113
Author: Patrick Ness
Date: 2011-05-00
Type: NOVEL
Language: English
Note: "From an original idea by Siobhan Dowd" Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2012 (illustrator Jim Kay) Winner of Carnegie Medal 2012 (writer Patrick Ness)
Synopsis: Conor O'Malley, 13, has a recurring dream that ends in terror: his mother leaves him forever. He is bullied at school, harassed by his grandmother, and ignored by his father who lives in America. Conor's mother is dying, and everyone knows it. Classmates give him a wide berth, teachers pity him. When a monster calls Conor to his window, he replies “Shout all you want, I've seen worse.” The monster tells 3 parables full of tough decisions and characters beyond the simple stereotypes of good and evil. And after the last one, Conor will have to tell his story. “Not just any truth. Your truth.” Otherwise, the beast will eat him alive.
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Awards:

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 2011 Stoker Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Win 2012 Carnegie Carnegie Medal
10 2012 Locus Best Young Adult Book

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Monster Calls May 2011 Patrick Ness Walker Books (UK) 978-1-4063-1152-5 £12.99 214 hc novel Jim Kay  
A Monster Calls Sep 2011 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-5559-4 $16.99 224 hc novel Jim Kay  
A Monster Calls Sep 2011 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-5633-1 $8.99   ebook novel  
A Monster Calls Nov 2011 Patrick Ness Walker Books (UK) 978-1-4063-3893-5 £6.98   ebook novel  
A Monster Calls Sep 2012 Patrick Ness Walker Books (UK) 978-1-4063-3651-1 £6.99 236+
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A Monster Calls Mar 2013 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-6065-9 $8.99 224 tp novel Jim Kay  
A Monster Calls Mar 2013 Patrick Ness Turtleback Books 978-0-606-31603-3 $19.65 224 hc novel  
A Monster Calls Aug 2013 Patrick Ness Turtleback Books 978-0-606-32106-8 $23.30 224 hc novel  
A Monster Calls Aug 2013 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-6908-9 $12.00 225 tp novel  
A Monster Calls Aug 2013 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-6909-6 $12.00   ebook novel  
A Monster Calls May 2015 Patrick Ness Walker Books (UK) 978-1-4063-6180-3 £7.99 240 tp novel  
A Monster Calls Aug 2015 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-8081-7 $12.00 225 tp novel  
A Monster Calls Aug 2016 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-9215-5 $9.99 225 tp novel  
A Monster Calls Sep 2016 Patrick Ness Walker Books (UK) 978-1-4063-7652-4 £7.99 256 pb novel  
A Monster Calls Oct 2016 Patrick Ness Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-9238-4 $24.99 343 hc novel Jim Kay  
A Monster Calls Oct 2016 Patrick Ness Walker Books (UK) 978-1-4063-6577-1 £14.99 360 hc novel  

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