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The Graveyard Book

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"Wistful, witty, and wise--and creepy. . . . Closer in tone to American Gods than to Coraline, but permeated with Bod's innocence, this needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)By turns macabre, uplifting, sinister, and heartwarming, Neil Gaiman's #1 national bestseller is an ingenious reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure The Jungle Book. Called a "novel of wonder . . . a tale of unforgettable enchantment" by the New York Times Book Review, The Graveyard Book will captivate readers of all ages with its timeless meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice . . . and what it means to truly be alive.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 293 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0062081551
  • 9780062081551
  • 50,320

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.--Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Boxshow more

Back cover copy

In this ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure The Jungle Book, Neil Gaiman tells the unforgettable story of Nobody Owens, a living, breathing boy whose home is a graveyard, raised by a guardian who belongs neither to the mortal world nor the realm of the dead. Among the mausoleums and headstones of his home, Bod experiences things most mortals can barely imagine. But real, flesh-and-blood danger waits just outside the cemetery walls: the man who murdered the infant Bod's family will not rest until he finds Nobody Owens and finishes the job he began many years ago. A #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of many international awards, including the Hugo Award for best novel and the Locus Award, The Graveyard Book is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice . . . and what it means to truly be alive.show more

Rating details

311,785 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 41% (126,693)
4 37% (115,959)
3 17% (51,706)
2 4% (12,099)
1 2% (5,328)
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