The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman

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Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 6 - 8 Grades 3 - 8 X 5.1 67380

The original hardcover edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.

Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 9780062349187
ISBN-10: 006234918X
Published on 9/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 352

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I really enjoyed reading The Graveyard Book because it was such an amazing and thrilling story full of deep meanings. The book describes the life of a toddler named Nobody Owens that had been raised by the dead and supernatural beings in a graveyard after the murder of his entire family. Throughout the story, Bod faced personal troubles, his interactions with the living and the dead, the secrets of the graveyard, fight between good and evil, and the metaphorical search for meaning of life. As I read the book, I was constantly invited to be amazed, to fear, to smile and to laugh. The story inspired me to find my own faith and follow my rights. The author Neil Gaiman also reminded me of my own transitions in life and makes me want to love and appreciate those around me. The artworks in the book were quite nice and appropriate. It was really entertaining to read the plot of the story, where Scarlett, a girl Bod played with when they were five years old, brought him face to face with Jack ten years later, the murderer of his family. Overall, I thought The Graveyard Book was wonderful with an appreciation of all life, dead and living, and celebrates differences and likenesses.

One of my favorite books ever! You will get lost in it.

love this book X3

I love this book so much its mysterious and suspensful almost like edgar allan poe alike!!

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im reading it with my class were almost to the end i forgot what chapter were on but its good brain food

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l love this book so much

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this is a good book

I love this book so much because it had the big adventure

Im reading it with my class and were almost to the end. i forgot what chapter were on but its good brain food!n :)

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