for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
In this unique supernatural fantasy novel, Neil Gaiman introduces the story of Nobody Owens, an orphan being raised by ghosts in a not-so-quiet graveyard. Nobody, or Bod for short, is the only living soul in the cemetery, but he is not alone. The protective ghosts that populate the graveyard do more than care for and educate Bod, they are also hiding the boy from the man who killed his fam ily and is intent on finishing the job. The fast-paced plot, unusual characters, and clever dialogue will intrigue readers looking for a more unconventional mystery. Bod’s indecision about his future and longing for acceptance and a place to belong provide a compelling story. 2009 USBBY Outstanding Interna tional Books List, Newbery Medal, Carnegie Medal in Literature, Hugo Award for Best Novel, Booktrust Teenage Prize, ALA Notable Children’s Book, Horn Book Fanfare, Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book, CCBC Choice, New York Public Library Stuff for the Teen Age, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (Vermont), ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, New York Public Library’s “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing.” smv
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.
He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.
There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.
But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family. . . .
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.