Artwork from the book A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls
is a low fantasy novel written for children by Patrick Ness, from an
original idea by Siobhan Dowd, illustrated by Jim Kay, and published by
Walker in 2011. Set in present-day England,
it features a boy who struggles to cope with the consequences of his
mother’s terminal cancer; he is repeatedly visited in the middle of the
night by a monster who tells stories.