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    DescriptionChristopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets - for both Christopher and the rest of his family.


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    Title
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Haddon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 210 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849920414
    ISBN 10: 1849920419
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AN
    BIC E4L: F11+
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BIC subject category V2: YFCF
    BISAC V2.8: JUV028000
    Thema V1.0: YFCF
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    DAVID FICKLING BOOKS
    Publication date
    29 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Haddon was born in Northampton. He read English at Oxford and has worked in a variety of jobs including magazine illustrator and part-time worker for Mencap.
    Review quote
    "Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished" -- Carol Ann Duffy Daily Telegraph "The clash between Christopher's view of the world and the way it looks to the rest of us makes this an extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny read. It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book, so the decision to publish it simultaneously for older children and adults is certainly well-founded" -- Jill Slotover Financial Times "Brilliantly inventive, full of dazzling set-pieces, unbearably sad, yet also skilfully dodging any encounters with sentimentality, this isn't simply the most original novel I've read in years ... It's also one of the best" The Times "A stroke of genius, as the advantages of having a naive, literal-minded boy in the driving seat are manifold ... We do learn what it might feel like to have Asperger's Syndrome" -- David Newnham TES "The book gave me that rare, greedy feeling of: this is so good I want to read it all at once but I mustn't or it will be over too soon" -- Kate Kellaway Observer