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