The Graveyard Book

Author(s): Neil Gaiman

Young Adult

'Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary' PATRICK NESS 'A tale of unforgettable enchantment' NEW YORK TIMESNobody 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 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 …


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An astounding novel by hugely popular author Neil Gaiman. An astonishingly original blend of fantasy, humour, ghost story and family drama. Eight chapters, many dead people and one live boy comprise this original, funny and gripping story.

WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDALWINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARDWINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZEWINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009. Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2010 and Carnegie Medal 2010.

“The outrageous riches of Gaiman's imagination. Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary” –  Patrick Ness

“This brief, dark, savoury adventure deserves to become a modern classic of children's writing” –  Independent on Sunday

“My favourite Gaiman tale, The Graveyard Book's deft combination of darkness and glinting humour will continue to win fans for decades to come” –  Kiran Millwood Hargrave

“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

Endlessly inventive, masterfully told and, like Bod himself, too clever to fit into only one place. This is a book for everyone. You will love it to death” –  Holly Black

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 … In this novel of wonder, Neil Gaiman follows in the footsteps of long-ago storytellers, weaving a tale of unforgettable enchantment” –  New York 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

“Suspenseful, well-told and touching” –  Sunday Times

“'A captivating piece of work, light as fresh grave dirt, haunting as the inscription on a tombstone” –  Financial Times

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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780747594802
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • : 0.216
  • : August 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations
  • : Horror & ghost stories, chillers
  • : 298
  • : very good
  • : Fic
  • : English
  • : Chris Riddell
  • : Children's ed
  • : Paperback
  • : Neil Gaiman