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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Vintage Children's Classics
by Mark Haddon

RRP €11.35

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Vintage Children's Classics
by Author Name Mark Haddon

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 188 x 129 x 19mm, 304pp
Publication date: 02 Aug 2012
Publisher: Vintage Children's Classics
ISBN-13: 9780099572831

Description

Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'. This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

Reviews

"A fascinating, funny and memorable read" -- Melvin Burgess Guardian "The clash between Christopher's view of the world and the way it looks to the rest of us makes this an extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny read. It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book, so the decision to publish it simultaneously for older children and adults is certainly well-founded" Financial Times "A wonderful first person narrative of a boy with Asperger's Syndrome; funny, sad and extraordinarily original" Guardian "I'm all for hearing different voices in fiction and I got my wish with this book. The story showed just how someone with Asperger's might view the world. Christopher finds a dead dog and sets about trying to find the dog's killer, but the book is much more than a mystery story... I loved the way Christopher tries to bring order to his world by using Maths which he finds far easier to understand than people" -- Malorie Blackman Books for Keeps "So genuine...It is chillingly heartbreaking and passionately positive in equal measure" -- Julia Eccleshare Books for Keeps