A Monster Calls

Paperback $12.00

Aug 27, 2013 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

Paperback $12.00

Aug 04, 2015 | 240 Pages | Young Adult

Paperback $8.99

Mar 12, 2013 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

Hardcover $16.99

Sep 15, 2011 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

  • Paperback $12.00

    Aug 27, 2013 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

  • Paperback $12.00

    Aug 04, 2015 | 240 Pages | Young Adult

  • Paperback $8.99

    Mar 12, 2013 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Sep 15, 2011 | 224 Pages | Young Adult

Awards

ALA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION

Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Books SELECTION

NCTE Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Language Arts SELECTION

New York Times Notable Book SELECTION

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION

Praise

There’s no denying it: this is one profoundly sad story. But it’s also wise, darkly funny and brave, told in spare sentences, punctuated with fantastic images and stirring silences. Past his sorrow, fright and rage, Conor ultimately lands in a place – an imperfect one, of course – where healing can begin. A MONSTER CALLS is a gift from a generous story­teller and a potent piece of art.
—The New York Times

A nuanced tale that draws on elements of classic horror stories to delve into the terrifying terrain of loss. . . . Ness brilliantly captures Conor’s horrifying emotional ride as his mother’s inevitable death approaches. In an ideal pairing of text and illustration, the novel is liberally laced with Kay’s evocatively textured pen-and-ink artwork, which surrounds the text, softly caressing it in quiet moments and in others rushing toward the viewer with a nightmarish intensity.A poignant tribute to the life and talent of Siobhan Dowd and an astonishing exploration of fear.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Profoundly moving, expertly crafted tale… a singular masterpiece, exceptionally well-served by Kay’s atmospheric and ominous illustrations… tackles the toughest of subjects by refusing to flinch, meeting the ugly truth about life head-on with compassion, bravery, and insight.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A brilliantly executed, powerful tale.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Ness twists out a resolution that is revelatory in its obviousness, beautiful in its execution, and fearless in its honesty. Kays artwork keeps the pace, gnawing at the edges of the pages with thundercloud shadows and keeping the monster just barely, terribly seeable.
—Booklist (starred review)

A masterpiece about life and loss that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned.
—Library Media Connection (starred review)

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