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A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition (Movie Tie-in)

By Patrick Ness
Illustrated by Jim Kay

In this special collector’s edition, discover Patrick Ness’s original prize-winning illustrated novel and the remarkable story behind the book and film.

In this special collector’s edition, discover Patrick Ness’s original prize-winning illustrated novel and the remarkable story behind the book and film. In exclusive essays and interviews, read how Patrick Ness created a modern classic, and discover Jim Kay’s previously unseen sketches for the book. Hear from acclaimed director J.A. Bayona, and go behind the scenes with actors Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones to find out how the film was made. Full of never before published material and haunting pictures, this stunning edition gives a fascinating and unique insight into the making of both the book and film. A must for all fans.

  • To celebrate the release of Patrick Ness' acclaimed novel as a feature film, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, this gorgeous special edition of A Monster Calls includes Jim Kay's original illustrations as well as a comprehensive bonus section featuring enlightening new essays by the author (who also wrote the screenplay); interviews with the director, cast and crew; stills from the movie; exclusive behind-thescenes content; and previously unpublished early sketches by the illustrator, whose artwork inspires animated scenes in the film.

About the author

Patrick Ness is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here. He also wrote the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls. John Green has described him as "an insanely beautiful writer". He has won every major prize in children's fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He lives in London. Visit his website at www.patrickness.com

About the illustrator

Jim Kay worked in the archives of Tate Britain before becoming a full-time illustrator. He won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations for Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls. Jim Kay was chosen by J. K. Rowling to illustrate the full-colour editions of the Harry Potter series. He lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Visit Jim's website at www.jimkay.co.uk

ISBN: 9781406365771
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 180 x 230mm, 360pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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