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Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman Chris Riddell



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01 September 2009
Fantasy; Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's&YA); Urban Fantasy; Young Adult; Hugo Award; Young Adult Fantasy
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?
By:   Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by:   Chris Riddell
Imprint:   ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Children's ed
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
ISBN:   9780747594802
ISBN 10:   0747594805
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 September 2009
Audience:   Young adult ,  12+ years ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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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.

Reviews for Graveyard Book

'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

  • Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.
  • Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009
  • Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009.
  • Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009
  • Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009.
  • Winner of John Newbery Medal 2009.
  • Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.

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