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The Resource The boy who drew monsters : a novel, Keith Donohue

The boy who drew monsters : a novel, Keith Donohue

Label
The boy who drew monsters : a novel
Title
The boy who drew monsters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Keith Donohue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all. In the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, Keith Donohue's The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a mesmerizing tale of psychological terror and imagination run wild, a perfectly creepy read for a dark night. - For readers of Neil Gaiman, Jason Mott, and Audrey Niffenegger"--
Summary
Emotionally scarred by a near-drowning experience, young Jack Keenan spends all his time indoors, fanatically preoccupied with drawing strange things. While Jack’s parents chalk his drawings up to the imagination, Nick, Jack’s only friend, notices mysterious things happen whenever Jack picks up a pencil. This detailed coming-of-age tale with a twist offers unique insights into boyhood friendships and the complexities of adult relationships. -- Courtney Block for LibraryReads
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358361
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The boy who drew monsters : a novel, Keith Donohue
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781250057150
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20141029-078-H
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883836271
  • (OCoLC)883836271
  • 320852
Label
The boy who drew monsters : a novel, Keith Donohue
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781250057150
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20141029-078-H
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883836271
  • (OCoLC)883836271
  • 320852

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