|aA monster calls :|ba novel /|cby Patrick Ness ; inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd ; illustrations by Jim Kay.
|a1st U.S. ed.
|aSomerville, Mass. :|bCandlewick Press,|cc2011.
|a204 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm.
|aThirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outsidehis 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.