The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
Published by HarperCollins on September 30th 2008
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0060530928
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five-stars

This is the first book I ever read by Neil Gaiman and it is my favorite of his books. I saw this book while volunteering in the library at my son’s elementary school. I decided why not? It was a book for kids or so I thought…after all it had won the American Newbery Medal and the HUGO award for children’s fantasy book. I checked it out using my son’s library card thinking I would read it to him at bedtime. It proved to be too dark for him but I was hooked. Most of the book takes place in a graveyard. A toddler (nobody or Bod) crawls into a graveyard after the old man “Jack” kills his family. The toddler is raised by the Ghosts who live in the graveyard. The book is about Bod and his adventures in around and out of the graveyard as he grows up. Such a great book.

five-stars