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The Author Dude

If you loved A Monster Calls, you'll definitely want to read author Patrick Ness' diary.

The Illustrator Dude

Check out Jim Kay's illustrations and preliminary sketches for A Monster Calls, including a print he made from a breadboard.

The Siobhan Dowd Trust, For Kids Who Can't Read Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good, Too

Just in case you didn't already think she was cool enough for thinking up A Monster Calls, she also started a trust to provide books to disadvantaged kids in the U.K.

Articles and Interviews

New York Times Sunday Book Review

Check out this beautiful summary of the book and tribute to Siobhan Dowd by Jessica Bruder, who was once her intern.

The Daily Mail Review by Kate Wheeler

In which an oncologist praises A Monster Calls.

The Guardian Interview with Patrick Ness and Jim Kay

How exactly did A Monster Calls come about? The author and illustrator explain it all for you, and it's a doozy of a story.

The Daily Telegraph

Patrick Ness and Jim Kay took home a couple of mega-medals for A Monster Calls, winning both the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals, Britain's highest honors for children's lit and illustration. If you need them, they'll be over here being awesome.

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Chatty Patty

Patrick Ness chills with an interviewer at the 2012 London Book Fair.

Audio

Patrick Ness Reads from A Monster Calls

… and gives an interview to Candlewick Media, the book's U.K. publisher. Enjoy the accents!

Images

A Creepy Yew Tree at St. Michael's Church

St. Michael's Church in Conway County, North Wales, has a big, scary yew tree in its graveyard. It's okay if it comes to life as long as it doesn't eat brains.

The Yew Tree Comes By to Scare the Pants Off You

We love this Jim Kay drawing of the yew tree monster arriving at Conor's house for the first time. But seriously: how was this kid not terrified?

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