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A Monster Calls

Author : Patrick Ness


Children's Bookshop (Muswell Hill)

Address: 29 Fortis Green Road,London,N10 3HP



This extraordinary book is an exquisite masterpiece, a richly-deserved winner of both the Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway medals. The monster of the title, part graveyard yew tree, part giant, calls on Connor as his mother is dying, telling him three tales which channel his anxieties and challenge his assumptions. Evocative black and white illustrations by Jim Kay render the dark menacingly visible while the clever use of white space suggests hope. It’s a beautiful book in all senses; passionate, moving and inspirational, it lingers long in the heart and the mind.