Monster Calls, A, School Edition: New Windmills : 9780435161521

Monster Calls, A, School Edition: New Windmills

Ness, Peter
 
Edition
 
ISBN
 
9780435161521
ISBN 10
 
0435161520
Published
 
01/09/2014
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$27.29
 
 
 
Description

A deeply moving story of a boy, his terminally ill mother, and an unexpected monster visitor.

  • Winner CILIP Carnegie Medal
  • Winner CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
  • Winner Children’s Book Award, Galaxy National Book Awards
  • Winner Red House Children’s Book Award

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

In a unique pairing of Carnegie Medal winners, Patrick Ness spins an extraordinarily moving tale of love, loss and hope from the final idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. This moving novel is brought to life with extraordinary award-winning illustrations from Jim Kay, which add an extra dimension to the story.

What are the key themes?

The key themes running through the book are family, death, truth, suffering, isolation and coming to terms with loss.

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