February 21, 2014

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Released: September 30th 2008
Pages: 312
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After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . .

The Short
The Graveyard is a beautifully written story about a boy living in a rather peculiar place... a graveyard. Being raised by ghosts means that Bod has had a very different upbringing compared to your typical child. He finds himself in many interesting places, some tricky situations, and meeting an array fascinating characters. Absolutely fantastic.

The Long


  1. Great review Catriona, I can't wait to pick this one up!

  2. Sounds good, at least different. I'll look for it.

  3. I think that this is a wonderful story and I give credit to the author for thinking of it. I would recommend this to anybody, but mostly to the fourth to sixth graders.

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