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The Resource The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [electronic resource] : A Novel/

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Label
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Mark Haddon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years
Summary
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2004.
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, 2004.
  • British Book Award for Literary Fiction, 2004.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2003.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, 2004.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best First Book, 2004.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Fiction (Grades 9-12), 2006.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • Whitbread Book Award for Novel, 2003.
  • Whitbread Book of the Year Award, 2003.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
072322
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddon, Mark
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fifteen-year-old boys
  • Autism
  • Savant syndrome
  • Dogs
  • Neighbors
  • Social phobia
  • Family secrets
  • Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:h39g9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781400079070
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:h39g9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781400079070
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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