The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time



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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon

A detective story through the eyes of a teenage narrator – about abilities and disabilities, changes and challenges. Christopher is a 15-year old boy, on the autistic spectrum, who lives with his father in Swindon, England. After he discovers the body of his neighbour’s dog that was killed with a garden fork, he starts to investigate. Christopher finds out that his mother is not dead like his father told him. Therefore, he gets on a train to London trying to find her. On his journey, he decides to write his own murder mystery novel, which the reader is supposed to be reading.

The novel was published in two editions, one for adults and one for children and is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching with regard to the subject of Social Science or Ethics.

· · 2003

Critical edition

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Vintage, 2004. 271 pp., ISBN 9780099470434

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Award-winning
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt