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A Monster Calls
Patrick Nesss piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to the stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved to America. But now his mums very sick and shes not getting any better. His grandmother wont stop interfering and the kids at school wont look him in the eye. Then, one night, at seven minutes past midnight, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. Its come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when its finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.
On publication, A Monster Calls became a bestseller with children and adults alike with its dazzling insight into love, loss, and healing. It garnered huge critical acclaim, including an unprecedented win of the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for outstanding childrens literature and illustration in the same year.