Children's Book of the Year: A Monster Calls

Children's Book of the Year: A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness
Reviewed by Ed Wood
Walker
Thu, 05/05/2011
9781406311525
£12.99

Patrick Ness’ filling out of a sketched Siobhan Dowd book is one of the most touching reads of the year.

Complemented by some extraordinary textured black-and-white gothic illustration from Jim Kay, the story, in which a boy battles the internal demon (made flesh) born anxiety over his mother’s illness, is at once a fable and very modern. An equally meaningful read for adults and children of 9 and up.

 

Read a conversation between Jason Wallace and Patrick Ness at Cheltenham Festival.

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