- Filename: a-monster-calls.
- ISBN: 9783125781559
- Release Date: 2014
- Number of pages: 239
- Author: Patrick Ness
- Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH
Discover the incredible story behind the creation of A Monster Calls, the new film from visionary director J. A. Bayona (The Impossible), based on the acclaimed novel by Patrick Ness. A Monster Calls tells the story of Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall), a young boy whose world has been turned upside down by his mother’s (Felicity Jones) terminal illness. Conor’s life is thrown further into disarray when he is visited by a gigantic monster, formed from the bark of a tree in a nearby churchyard. The monster vows to tell Conor three stories over several visits and demands that Conor must then tell his own story. As his mother’s health worsens and Conor struggles to deal with everyday life and the visits of the monster, he must confront his worst fears to survive. Also featuring the voice of Liam Neeson as the monster, plus an exceptional performance by Sigourney Weaver as Conor’s grandmother, A Monster Calls is an emotionally gripping tale delivered with style and panache by director J. A. Bayona, whose next film is the much-anticipated Jurassic World 2. This book tells the full story of the creation of A Monster Calls through revealing interviews with the cast and crew—including Bayona, MacDougall, Jones, Neeson, and Weaver—and stunning behind-the-scenes visuals, such as concept art and on-set stills. The Art of A Monster Calls also delves into the electrifying special effects that bring the titular behemoth to life and the creation of the unique animated segments that accompany the monster’s stories in the film. The ultimate companion to one of the most exceptional films of 2016, The Art of A Monster Calls is a must-have for film fans.
A deluxe hardcover edition of Patrick Ness s masterpiece features the entire illustrated novel as well as more than one hundred pages of extraordinary film-inspired content. To celebrate the release of Patrick Ness s 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interviews with the director, cast, and crew * stills from the movie * exclusive behind-the-scenes content * previously unpublished early sketches by the illustrator, whose artwork inspires animated scenes in the film."
This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives. Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. In 2016, Monster was turned into a film starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., A$AP Rocky. The late Walter Dean Myers was a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, who was known for his commitment to realistically depicting kids from his hometown of Harlem.
From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this. . . .
A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller. When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller's mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it’s true. With atmospheric illustrations by fine artist Yoko Tanaka, here is a dreamlike and captivating tale that could only be narrated by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. In this timeless fable, she evokes the largest of themes — hope and belonging, desire and compassion — with the lightness of a magician’s touch. Featuring illustrations and a new cover by Yoko Tanaka, as well as an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.
Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're so hopelessly outnumbered?
Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town?
La novela original en la que se basa la película, inspirada en una idea de Siobhan Dowd e ilustrada por Jim Kay. Esta edición especial de Un monstruo viene a verme contiene material adicional exclusivo, por Patrick Ness, Jim Kay y el director J.A. Bayona, así como entrevistas con Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones y Lewis MacDougall. Siete minutos después de la medianoche, Conor despierta y se encuentra un monstruo en la ventana. Pero no es el monstruo que él esperaba, el de la pesadilla que tiene casi todas las noches desde que su madre empezó el arduo e incansable tratamiento. No, este monstruo es algo diferente, antiguo... Y quiere lo más peligroso de todo: la verdad. Maliciosa, divertida y conmovedora, Un monstruo viene a verme nos habla de nuestra dificultad para aceptar la pérdida y de los lazos frágiles pero extraordinariamente poderosos que nos unen a la vida. Con esta edición especial e ilustrada de la novela más aclamada y premiada de Patrick Ness, descubrirás la formidable historia que hay detrás del libro y la película. Leyendo los artículos y entrevistas exclusivos que cierran este volumen, sabrás cómo creó Patrick Ness este clásico contemporáneo, así como luego el guion para la gran pantalla. Verás bocetos inéditos de Jim Kay y cómo fueron tomando forma sus ideas para el monstruo. Oirás de boca del afamado director de cine J.A. Bayona cómo preparó la adaptación y asistirás al set de rodaje con los actores Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones y Lewis MacDougall. Repleta de material nunca antes visto y de fotografías espectaculares, esta magnífica edición aporta una perspectiva única y fascinante al proceso creativo del libro y a película. Una lectura imprescindible. La crítica ha dicho... «Apasionante..., poderosa, impresionante.» Philip Pullman «PatrickNess escribe rematadamente bien.» John Green «Excepcional... He aquí cómo debería ser siempre la narrativa: desgarradora, lírica y trascendente.» Meg Rosoff «Valiente y hermoso, lleno de compasión, Un monstruo viene a verme funde lo doloroso y lo intuitivo, lo simple y lo profundo. El resultado tiembla de vida.» The Independent «Las ilustraciones de Kay, amenazadoras y llenas de energía, y la manera en que interactúan con el texto, junto a la generosidad de los materiales con que está hecho el libro, hacen que sea una verdadera alegría tan solo sostenerlo en la mano.» The Guardian «Imprescindible... Apasionante, conmovedor, brillante.» The Times «Excepcional... Destaca por su compasión.» Daily Mail
Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time. Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.
Shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Awards UK Author of the Year. One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed. The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George's shop. Suddenly a new world opens up for George, and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story. Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a hymn to the creative imagination and a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.