The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Haddon, Mark (#16086Q9)


The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

by Haddon, Mark
Paperback Vintage Contemporaries, c2003, p2004


From the Publisher
A bestselling modern classic--both poignant and funny--about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Alex Award, 2004
  • Booklist, 04/01/03
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 04/15/03
  • Kliatt starred, 07/01/04
  • Library Journal, 05/01/03
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 04/07/03
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/03
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 12/01/03
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 12/01/03
  • Wilson's Fiction, 10/01/10
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 10/01/07
Product Details
  • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
  • Publication Date: May 18, 2004
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
  • Dewey: 813
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-40003-271-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-40003-271-6
  • Follett Number: 16086Q9
  • Interest Level: AD
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.4
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 10
  • AR Quiz: 72354EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 6.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 15
  • Lexile: 1090L