The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time : Vintage Children's Classics

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'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'

This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted.

BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 188 x 19mm | 202g
  • Vintage Children's Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099572834
  • 9780099572831
  • 8,862

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'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'

This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could ever have predicted.

Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ you can read an interview with the author Mark Haddon, and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
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"Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant"
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"Wondrous...brilliantly inventive...dazzling. Not simply the most original novel I've read in years - it's also one of the best" * The Times * "Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving" * Sunday Telegraph * "Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read" * Independent * "Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant" * Guardian * "A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read" * Time Out *
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About Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador in 2005, and his last novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. His most recent title is short story collection The Pier Falls. He lives in Oxford.
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