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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Dave McKean

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 The 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.

2009 Newbery Medal winner

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery and Suspense

About the Author and Illustrator

Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed author of Coraline and The Graveyard Book and the winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal.
Dave McKean Dave McKean is an illustrator of children's books including Coraline and The Graveyard book, both by Neil Gaiman.

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