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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date August 1, 2003
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385512107
ISBN-10 0385512104
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. Routine, order and predictability shelter him from the messy, wider world. Then, at fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.

Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As he tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, we are drawn into the workings of Christopher’s mind.

And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotion. The effect is dazzling, making for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing is a mind that perceives the world literally.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Tim
e is one of the freshest debuts in years: a comedy, a heartbreaker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Doubleday (August 1, 2003)
9780385509459 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.82 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
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from Doubleday (August 1, 2003)
9780385512107 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
from Gardners Books (May 1, 2003)
9780385605878 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $19.45
About: Christopher is 15 and has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism.
Paperback
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Mti edition from Vintage Books (November 25, 2014)
9781101911617 | details & prices | 226 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
About: THE BESTSELLING NOVELTHE AWARD-WINNING LONDON THEATRICAL SENSATIONNOW ON BROADWAYMORE THAN 5 MILLION COPIES SOLDChristopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057.
With Simon Stephens (other contributor), Ruth Moore (other contributor), Paul Bunyan (other contributor) | Reprint edition from A & C Black (June 20, 2013); titled "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: The Play"
9781408185216 | details & prices | 150 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: This schools' edition of Mark Haddon's multi-award-winning novel adapted for the stage of the National Theatre by Simon Stephens is perfect for Key Stages 3 and 4.
from Gardners Books (April 29, 2010)
9781849920414 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.42 lbs | List price $14.25
About: Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father.
from Doubleday of Canada (May 18, 2004)
9780385659802 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $22.01
About: Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057.
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 18, 2004)
9781400032716 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
from Gardners Books (April 1, 2004)
9780099456766 | details & prices | 279 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.40
About: A murder mystery like no other, this novel features Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
from Vintage Uk (April 1, 2004)
9780099470434 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $11.80
About: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (April 30, 2004)
9780606302395 | details & prices | 226 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.74 lbs | List price $22.29
About: Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 9, 2008)
9781435275805 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057.
from Turtleback Books (May 18, 2004); titled "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"
9781417622085 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 0.80 lbs | List price $26.90
About: Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

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