A MASSIVE congratulations to Patrick Ness for the historic achievement of winning the Carnegie two years running AND winning both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Prizes simultaneously.
A Monster Calls is a truly exceptional book and a mighty winner! It is one of those books that EVERYONE should read! The story is moving, evocative, primal, mythic and personal; the language is beautiful and elegant and so economical; the illustrations are breath taking. Truly, genuinely inspiring!
3 thoughts on “Carnegie Medal Winner, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness”
I taught Children’s Literature for many years and this has to be one of the better books I encountered. I’m really glad it’s won.
I know! It had everything going for it!
I was worried because he’d won last year with “Monsters of Men” which I thought was the less satisfying installment of the incredibly good (and incredibly different) Chaos Walking Trilogy – what a brilliant way to describe us humans, Chaos Walking!
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