The Graveyard Book
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In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, 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? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.
The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal and is a Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel.
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Publishers Weekly Review
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Not just for kids!
I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was enticed to read the book. I am a former high school literature teacher and couldn't help but to read this on a more intelligent level. The characters are perfectly developed, the themes are sublime, and the end is emotionally surprising. It is captivating! What an imagination the author has! I wish there was a sequel.
This book started it all for me, stumbled across it one day and ended up buying all of Gaimans books. He is a phenomenal story teller and his books are definitely worth the money. One of my favorite books.
Overall a good book, I feel cheated there's no sequel. Not just to enjoy the characters but rather conclude some of the ideas brought up in the book that never fully feel explored.
Concept of the book might be more intriguing then all the ideas it sums up. All in all a good read with very interesting and unique concepts.
- Level: Grades 5 and Above
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Oct 06, 2009
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English