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The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

By: Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)

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Published: September 2009
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
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'It's going to take more than a couple of good-hearted souls to raise this child. It will,' said Silas, 'take a graveyard.'

An original adventure story about a boy raised by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres of a local graveyard. From the inimitable, bestselling author Neil Gaiman.


When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard?

Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

'I wish my younger self could have had the opportunity to read and re-read this wonderful book, and my older self wishes that I had written it.' - Garth Nix

About The Author

Neil Gaiman is the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also writes screenplays for other people's films as well as books for adults and picture books for younger readers. Neil is British and lives in the USA. He travels extensively promoting his books.

Awards

Winner of the Newbery Medal 2009 Winner of the 2009 Locus Award (Young Adult Book) Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award (Best Novel)

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Wonderfully imaginative read

By Mei

from Melbourne

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Entertaining
  • Imaginative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Graveyard Book:

    Really enjoyed reading it, more for younger teens but adults with a youthful spirit will enjoy it too.

    Comment on this review

    'Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death' Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles 'One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane' The Times 'This brief, dark, savoury adventure deserves to become a modern classic of children's writing' Independent on Sunday 'Suspenseful, well-told and touching' The Sunday Times

    ISBN: 9780747594802
    ISBN-10: 0747594805
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: September 2009
    Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.19

    Neil Gaiman

    Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman, born 10 November 1960, is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

    He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

    Visit Neil Gaiman's Booktopia Author Page