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The Graveyard Book

Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Authors: Gaiman, Neil
Title: The graveyard book
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 312 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: Neil Gaiman ; with illustrations by Dave McKean
Contents: How Nobody came to the graveyard
New friend
Hounds of God
Witch's headstone
Danse Macabre
Interlude: Convocation
Nobody Owens' school days
Every man Jack
Leavings and partings
Summary: After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 2009
Additional Contributors: McKean, Dave
ISBN: 9780060530921
0060530928
9780060530938
0060530936
Branch Call Number: j GAIMAN 2008
Subject Headings: Dead Juvenile fiction Cemeteries Juvenile fiction Orphans Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
Topical Term: Dead
Cemeteries
Orphans
LCCN: 2008013860
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After some scary events rob him of his family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Comment by: multcolib_dianaa Mar 04, 2014

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a historic English graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. This is a wonderful book, and not just for kids.

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a historic English graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. This is a wonderful book, and not just for kids.

2008.This is officially a kids' book but it's the best thing I read that year. After a terrible crime, a baby toddles into a historic English graveyard, where the residents, ghosts and other creatures, raise him and keep him safe.

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.


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Jul 10, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pleasant and quick summer read!

Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good book

Jul 09, 2014
  • ishetak97 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I think that there are a lot of implications within the book. I have drawn a parallel to the relationship shared by Jack and the baby as a similar relationship to the one shared between Voldemort and Harry Potter.

Jul 09, 2014
  • x_heartbreaker_x rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This story is about a boy raised by ghosts and supernatural guardians, kept safe inside a graveyard. It appears to be a creepy story about an unusual childhood, but it contains universal themes and lessons about growing up that applies to all of us.

Jul 09, 2014
  • xls3an rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is not bad but i will not recoremnde.

Jun 25, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

unforgettable adventure!

Apr 05, 2014
  • modestgoddess rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love Neil Gaiman's work and this novel pulled me right through. That being said, those indicating this is suitable for all ages are wrong - this is definitely not for younger children. It begins with parents and an older sibling being murdered in their beds, in their own home. This scene is not shown, only alluded to, but could still be enough to give kids nightmares and make them feel unsafe in their own homes for God knows how long... Then, too, there were scenes that were extremely anxiety-producing for me - and I'm in my 40s! Excellent work from an excellent writer. The only unsatisfying thing for me was that I never did really understand why Bod was targeted by the Jacks. The reason wasn't made clear. Didn't bother me too much, though - I just really enjoyed the ride.

had to read this for English class, it was boring and weird but some parts were ok, I liked Liza

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a historic English graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. This is a wonderful book, and not just for kids.

Nov 25, 2013
  • francinerosepunia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this was my favorite book , my brother got scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BOO!

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Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An toddler walks out of his house when an man waken in in all black his shoes was black and when he came to the baby carriage the moon was reflecting on his shoe he took out a knife then was about to kill the baby but the baby wasn't there it had escape the house and ends up in a graveyard. His recently deceased mother beseeches Mr. and Mrs. Owens, 500 year inhabitants of the graveyard, to care for and protect her son. The Owenses agree, and with the steadfast assistance of Silas, a shadowy figure who has the Freedom of the Graveyard, the young boy becomes the graveyard's only living residentI just read a book called The Graveyard Book which is a story that follows a two year old boy's odd life until he is fifteen years old. During his life he is raised by ghosts in an abandon graveyard! Nobody Owens his the name the ghosts who adopted him gave him. This story describes his most amazing adventures.

Jul 04, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A toddler walks out of his house and ends up in a graveyard. His recently deceased mother beseeches Mr. and Mrs. Owens, 500 year inhabitants of the graveyard, to care for and protect her son. The Owenses agree, and with the steadfast assistance of Silas, a shadowy figure who has the Freedom of the Graveyard, the young boy becomes the graveyard's only living residentI just read a book called The Graveyard Book which is a story that follows a two year old boy's odd life until he is fifteen years old. During his life he is raised by ghosts in an abandon graveyard! Nobody Owens his the name the ghosts who adopted him gave him. This story describes his most amazing adventures.

Jun 10, 2012
  • t_natrix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A 2 year old boy escapes his house right before his family is murdered, and ends up in the graveyard. His mother's ghost begs the ghosts which inhabit the graveyard to care for her living son, and hide him from the murderer. So Nobody Owens is raised by the graveyard folk until the day the murderer finds him, and then he has to avenge the death of his family.

I just read a book called The Graveyard Book which is a story that follows a two year old boy's odd life until he is fifteen years old. During his life he is raised by ghosts in an abandon graveyard! Nobody Owens his the name the ghosts who adopted him gave him. This story describes his most amazing adventures.

Feb 23, 2011
  • hikers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A toddler walks out of his house and ends up in a graveyard. His recently deceased mother beseeches Mr. and Mrs. Owens, 500 year inhabitants of the graveyard, to care for and protect her son. The Owenses agree, and with the steadfast assistance of Silas, a shadowy figure who has the Freedom of the Graveyard, the young boy becomes the graveyard's only living resident.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good book to read

Jun 21, 2013
  • Yellow_Cat_297 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer."

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Because there are mysteries. Because there are things that people are forbidden to speak about. Because there are things they do not remember."

Jul 04, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

At the best of times his face was unreadable. Now his face was a book written in a language long forgotten, in an alphabet unimagined. Silas wrapped the shadows around him like a blanket, and stared after the way the boy had gone, and did not move to follow.

Jun 21, 2010
  • mayfairlady rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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"There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife. The knife had a handle of polished black bone and a blade finer and sharper than any razor...if it sliced you, you might not even know that you had been cut - not immediately.

The knife had done almost everything it was brought to the house to do and both the blade and the handle were wet... "

Jun 04, 2009
  • VeganGreen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I wanted to keep you perfectly safe,” said Silas. “But there is only one perfectly safe place for your kind and you will not reach it until all your adventures are over and none of them matter any longer.”

Jun 04, 2009
  • VeganGreen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

At the best of times his face was unreadable. Now his face was a book written in a language long forgotten, in an alphabet unimagined. Silas wrapped the shadows around him like a blanket, and stared after the way the boy had gone, and did not move to follow.

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