The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

by Chris Riddell (Illustrator), NeilGaiman (Author)


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? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, 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?


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: Children's ed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 05 Oct 2009

ISBN 10: 0747594805
ISBN 13: 9780747594802
Children’s book age: 12+ Years
Book Overview: An astounding novel by hugely popular author Neil Gaiman An astonishingly original blend of fantasy, humour, ghost story and family drama Eight chapters, many dead people and one live boy comprise this original, funny and gripping story
Prizes: Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2010 and John Newbery Medal 2009 and Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009. Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2010.

Media Reviews
'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
Author Bio
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.