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A monster calls / a novel by Patrick Ness ; inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd ; illustrations by Jim Kay.

Ness, Patrick, 1971- (author.). Kay, Jim (Illustrator) (Added Author). Dowd, Siobhan. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 123 of 170 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 170 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson County Public Library YA NESS (Text) 39493106596457 Juvenile Fiction Battle of the Book Checked out 11/02/2019
Macon County Public Library J NESS (Text) 39493107368328 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Macon County Public Library YA NESS (Text) 39493107124606 Young Adult Fiction Display Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763655594
  • ISBN: 0763655597
  • ISBN: 9780763692155
  • ISBN: 0763692158
  • ISBN: 9780763660659
  • ISBN: 0763660655
  • ISBN: 9780605596894
  • ISBN: 0605596891
  • Physical Description: 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.

Content descriptions

Participant or Performer Note:
Jim Kay.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
730L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.8 5 147163.
Accelerated Reader MG+ 4.8 5.
Reading Counts 6-8 4.5 9.
Awards Note:
Kate Greenaway Medal, 2012
Carnegie Medal Award, 2012
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Children of cancer patients > Fiction.
Parents > Death > Fiction.
Monsters > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Children's nightmares > Fiction.
Bullying in schools > Fiction.
Single-parent families > Fiction.
Breast > Cancer > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) in children > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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