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The Graveyard Book

Written by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Dave McKean
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The original hardcover edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.

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Neil Gaiman’s fantasy style is fast-paced, engaging, and charming, and this book is a delight to read aloud or alone. The story is equal parts fun and poignant, and the overarching messages are great. I can’t wait for my kids to be old enough that I can share this favorite with them.

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Who Wrote The Graveyard Book

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Neil Gaiman

Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman’s picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.

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Who Illustrated The Graveyard Book

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Dave McKean

Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman’s picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780060530945
Publication Date:
September 28, 2010
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0060530944
Lexile:
820L
Accelerated Reader Points:
10.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
125535
ATOS Book Level:
5.09
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG+

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