 A mystery.
 A fifteen year old boy with a unique perspective.
 A large black poodle. Dead.
 A cop who gets punched.
 A stack of disturbing letters.
 A scary trip to London.
If any of these things
sound interesting, you
will really like . . .
The Curious
Incident of
the Dog in the
By Mark Haddon
The story is written in the first-person perspective of
Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy
who describes himself as "a mathematician with
some behavioral difficulties.”
When he discovers the neighbor’s poodle,
Wellington, with a pitchfork sticking out of his side
and quite dead, Christopher decides that he will
investigate the murder.
As the case progresses Christopher deals with his
particular difficulties (living with an Autismspectrum disorder) and discovers some shocking
information along the way.
 This
is a unique
and complex
mystery that will
keep you
 It
will leave you
thinking –
possibly even
seeing the world
in a different
way entirely!
“Most murders are
committed by
someone who is
known to the victim.
In fact, you are most
likely to be
murdered by a
member of your own
family on Christmas
- Christopher John
Francis Boone
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has
won over 17 awards, including:
• 2004 Boeke Prize
• 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year
• Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
• The Booktrust Teenage Fiction Award
• Notable Book nod from The New York Times
• LA Times First Fiction Award
• Commonwealth Writers' Prize Overall Best First Book
Some Facts About the Author:
• Mark Haddon is an English novelist and poet, best known for
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, published in
•He has also written over 20 children’s books since 1987
(mostly self-illustrated) and several adult novels.
•He currently lives with his wife,
Dr. Sos Eltis, and their two young
sons in Oxford, England.