The Graveyard Book: WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2010 (Paperback)
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The Graveyard Book: WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2010 (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 05/10/2009
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Waterstones Says

Elegantly structured and written with crepuscular relish, the master of the macabre brings his singular gothic vision to the tale of Bod, raised by the ghouls of the graveyard and kept safe from a ruthless killer who has offed the rest of Bod’s family.  

Discover the bewitching, classic children’s novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell

WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL

‘Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary’ PATRICK NESS
‘A tale of unforgettable enchantment’ NEW YORK TIMES

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. There, living among the dead, Bod discovers that he possesses remarkable magical powers: he can avoid people's notice, scare them, and even invade their dreams.

There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives - and he has sinister plans for Bod...

WINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARD
WINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZE
WINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747594802
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death - Holly Black

One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane ... A memorable, captivating read - 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

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 - Diana Wynne Jones

Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying - Washington Post

The outrageous riches of Gaiman’s imagination. Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary - Patrick Ness

I wish my younger self could have had the opportunity to read and reread this wonderful book, and my older self wishes that I had written it - Garth Nix

The Graveyard Book, by turns exciting and witty, sinister and tender, shows Gaiman at the top of his form ... a tale of unforgettable enchantment - New York Times

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“All the better for the second read”

This is the second time I've read this book (even buying my own copy, it is that good) and I must say it just gets better and better. The subtleties of Gaiman's story-telling comes out even more on the... More

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“Gripping from start to finish”

Excellent book first Neil Gaiman read and now hooked. Keeps reader intrested throughout story and is thrilling and chilling. Great mix of childrens horror and adventure

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“Another gem from Gaiman”

I love Neil Gaiman books, and was not disappointed by this! It's got a fantastic storyline and is peopled with enjoyable characters, set against a weird and wonderful background, as per usual.

Bod is a great... More

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