The Graveyard Book

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, 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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User Review  - SESchend - LibraryThing

Incredibly fun book to read; very much an homage of Kipling with Gaiman's usual deft odd touches. Most marvelous line that made me and my wife laugh aloud: "Fortinbras Bartleby, ten years old when he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laurochka - LibraryThing

A lovely book! Bod and his adopted graveyard family are engaging and believable characters, as are the difficulties and challenges they encounter. A story about family, friendships and growing up and facing dangers. I loved it. Read full review

Contents

How Nobody Came to the Graveyard
2
The New Friend
35
The Hounds of God
61
The Witchs Headstone
99
Danse Macabre
144
Nobody Owens School Days
174
Every Man Jack
211
Leavings and Partings
295
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Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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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