Children's Book of the Year: A Monster Calls

Genre: Children's
Publisher: Walker
Publication Date: 04/05/2011
RRP: £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.

Genre: Children's
ISBN: 9781406311525