The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

by Dave Mc Kean (Illustrator), NeilGaiman (Author)


When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing his 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: 320
Edition: Adult ed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 05 Oct 2009

ISBN 10: 0747598622
ISBN 13: 9780747598626
Book Overview: An astounding novel by hugely popular author Neil Gaiman Eight chapters, many dead people and one live boy comprise this original, funny and gripping story
Prizes: Winner of Carnegie Medal 2010 and Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009 and John Newbery Medal 2009 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009. Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.

Media Reviews
'One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane' The Times 'Suspenseful, well-told and touching' The Sunday Times 'A captivating piece of work, light as fresh grave dirt, haunting as the inscription on a tombstone' Financial Times 'If asked to put The Graveyard Book into a genre, I'd have to say: this is a Neil Gaiman book. It's in the Genre of Excellence' Fortean 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.