The Graveyard Book

Category: Book
By (author): Gaiman, Neil
By (author): McKean, Dave
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal
  FICTION / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.68in
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$ 23.99
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From The Publisher*

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, an ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's adventure The Jungle Book that is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, sacrifice, and what it means to truly be alive―one of ten classic Gaiman works repackaged with elegant original watercolor art by acclaimed artist Henry Sene Yee.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would have been 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. . .

By turns macabre, uplifting, sinister, and heartwarming, Neil Gaiman's #1 national bestseller―winner of the Carnegie and Newbury Medals and the Hugo Award―is a "novel of wonder . . . a tale of unforgettable enchantment" (New York Times Book Review).

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*"The Graveyard Book feels like the careful work of an old craftsman."
Review Quote*"The invention of immortal folk who readers feel they might like to kick back with may be this prolific, tousle-haired, ex-pat British author's contribution to world literature."
Review Quote*"It's hard to think of a more delightful and scary place to spend 300 pages."
Review Quote*"This brief, dark, savoury adventure deserves to become a modern classic of children's writing: it has more mystery, excitement and wisdom in a single chapter than all the soap-operatic dilemmas, empty acrobatics and moral dogmatism in those thousands of pages of Potter franchise."
Review Quote*"Wistful, witty, wise-and creepy. This needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child."
Review Quote*"Genuinely frightening."
Review Quote*"The Graveyard Book is everything everyone loves about Neil Gaiman, only multiplied many times over, a novel that showcases his effortless feel for narrative, his flawless instincts for suspense, and above all, his dark, almost silky sense of humor.