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Watch What Happens When 'A Monster Calls'

I'm not usually into trailers for books, but when they're as haunting, moody, evocative, well-designed, and all around awesome as the trailer for Patrick Ness and Jim Kay's new young adult novel A Monster Calls, well then I'm totally down with them! Check out this beautiful little piece of animation after the jump.

So what's A Monster Calls about? Here's the official synopsis from the book's publisher, Candlewick Press...

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.