The Graveyard Book Book
The Graveyard Book Book
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The Graveyard Book

Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean

Published by HarperCollins Publishers


Publisher's Summary

It takes a graveyard to raise a child. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family.

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  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Pages: 336
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: September 28, 2010
  • ISBN: 0060530944
  • ISBN 13: 9780060530945
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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

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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