The Graveyard Book (Paperback)
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The Graveyard Book (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/10/2009
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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.  

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?

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747594802
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: Children's ed


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death' Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles 'One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane' 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

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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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