The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

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Winner of the Newbery Medal. 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?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 28mm | 340.19g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • B&W
  • 0747598835
  • 9780747598831
  • 883,233

About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also writes screenplays for other people's films as well as books for adults and picture books for younger readers. Neil is British and lives in the USA. He travels extensively promoting his books.show more

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'The highly skilled craftsmanship of Neil Gaiman's expertly joined plotting is constantly fascinating. With The Graveyard Book he appears to have exceeded even his own exacting standards, seeming to revel in creating the improbable and layering on impossible convolutions. The impossible he deals with through mind-twistingly clever links and attention to the most minute of details, the improbable becomes totally convincing through the sheer brilliance of the writing' The School Librarianshow more

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4 37% (122,598)
3 16% (54,545)
2 4% (12,751)
1 2% (5,623)
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