Patrick Ness’s novel A Monster Calls has won both the prestigious Carnegie Medal and its sister prize for illustration for the first time in the awards’ history.
A Monster Calls tells the story of a boy coming to terms with his mother’s battle against cancer.
Ness described the win as “extremely humbling - and a little unnerving”.
For the first time, the same book won the Kate Greenaway Medal for book illustration, with Jim Kay picking up the prize at a ceremony at the Barbican in London on Thursday.
Need to look into this book.