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Jim Kay


Jim Kay

Jim Kay studied illustration and worked in the archives of the Tate Gallery and the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, two experiences that heavily influence his work. His images for A MONSTER CALLS use everything from beetles to breadboards to create interesting marks and textures. Jim Kay lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Jim Kay

Books by Jim Kay

Written by Patrick Ness with illustrations by Jim Kay - Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult 12+

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interviews with the director, cast and crew, stills from the movie, exclusive behind-the-scenes content and previously unpublished early sketches by the illustrator, whose artwork inspires animated scenes in the film.

written by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay - Fantasy, Horror, Youth Fiction

At seven minutes past midnight, 13 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 wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.