Book: The Graveyard Book

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The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean, Chris Riddell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., New York, New York

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-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family….

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.


The illustrator for the book image shown above was Dave McKean. His illustrations won the 2009 Newbery Medal .

The illustrator for the book image shown at right was Chris Riddell. His illustrations were shortlisted for the 2010 Kate Greenaway Medal.

The remainder of the honors go to Neil Gaiman.

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