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The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

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Spooks galore in this brilliant and fantastic story of life in the graveyard. When Baby Bod escapes a murderer intent on killing his whole family, he is taken in by the graveyard ghosts. In eight chapters, each of which depicts every other year of Bod’s life, a separate story of Bod’s life unfolds and always in the background there is the sinister, haunting presence of a killer. Bod’s curious tale is a masterpiece of original, absorbing and unstoppable storytelling.

 

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The Graveyard Book Synopsis

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the 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?

The Graveyard Book Press Reviews

'Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death' Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles

'One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane' The Times

'This brief, dark, savoury adventure deserves to become a modern classic of children's writing' Independent on Sunday

'Suspenseful, well-told and touching' The Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9780747598626
Publication date: 05/10/2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780747596837
Publication date: 31/10/2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780747594802
Publication date: 01/10/2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747594802
Publication date: 1st October 2008
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Children's Fiction,
Collections: 100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown.,
Categories: Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage),

About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels American Gods, Stardust, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards, his work has been adapted for film, television, and radio, including Stardust (2007) and the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated animated feature film Coraline (2009). He has written scripts for 'Doctor Who' and collaborated with Terry Pratchett, and The Sandman is already established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R. R. Martin says, 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman'.Author photo © Kimberley Butler

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