The Graveyard Book

Category: Book
By (author): Gaiman, Neil
Illustrated By: McKean, Dave
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Hugo Award
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book
New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (Vermont)
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book
New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age
Newbery Medal
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.62in x 5.12in x 0.93in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Review Quote*"THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, by turns exciting and witty, sinister and tender, shows Gaiman at the top of his form. In this novel of wonder, Neil Gaiman follows in the footsteps of long-ago storytellers, weaving a tale of unforgettable enchantment."
Review Quote*"Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying."
Review Quote*"Wistful, witty, wise-and creepy. This needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child."
Review Quote*"This is an utterly captivating tale that is cleverly told through an entertaining cast of ghostly characters. There is plenty of darkness, but the novel's ultimate message is strong and life affirming….this is a rich story with broad appeal. "
Review Quote*"Lucid, evocative prose and dark fairy-tale motifs imbue the story with a dreamlike quality. …this ghost-story-cum-coming-of-age-novel as readable as it is accomplished."
Review Quote*"This is, quite frankly, the best book Neil Gaiman has ever written. How he has managed to combine fascinating, friendly, frightening and fearsome in one fantasy I shall never know, but he has pulled it off magnificently - perfect for Halloween and any other time of the year."
Review Quote*"I wish my younger self could have had the opportunity to read and re-read this wonderful book, and my older self wishes that I had written it."
Review Quote*"It takes a graveyard to raise a child. My favorite thing about this book was watching Bod grow up in his fine crumbly graveyard with his dead and living friends. The Graveyard Book is another surprising and terrific book from Neil Gaiman."
Review Quote*"After finishing The Graveyard Book, I had only one thought - I hope there's more. I want to see more of the adventures of Nobody Owens, and there is no higher praise for a book."