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A monster calls : a novel

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Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
1st U.S. ed.
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204 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Patrick Ness's #1 New York Times bestseller in a movie tie-in version with a striking cover. 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. 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. This paperback movie tie-in edition includes a book group discussion guide.
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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.
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Accelerated Reader,MG+,4.8,5.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts,6-8,4.5,9.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG+,4.8,5.0,147163.
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,6-8,4.5,9,Quiz: 55561.
Kate Greenaway Medal, 2012
Carnegie Medal Award, 2012
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ness, P., Dowd, S., & Kay, J. (. (2011). A monster calls: a novel. 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ness, Patrick, 1971-, Siobhan. Dowd and Jim (Illustrator). Kay. 2011. A Monster Calls: A Novel. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ness, Patrick, 1971-, Siobhan. Dowd and Jim (Illustrator). Kay, A Monster Calls: A Novel. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ness, Patrick, Siobhan Dowd, and Jim (Illustrator) Kay. A Monster Calls: A Novel. 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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