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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.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on September 30, 2008 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060530928
ISBN-13: 9780060530921
44 Book Reviews
  • caseyr123
    caseyr123about 2 months55 stars
    “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman.This book is a mystery novel that takes place in England, 2008. The main character is Bod (short for nobody). Bod an unusual boy that can see the dead. He lives in a graveyard, he’s the only living person that’s a resident in the graveyard. He was raised by ghosts, as you can assume he developed some odd habits. He goes through many adventures in the graveyard, like getting a headstone for a witch. A man named Jack killed Bod’s family, that’s why he is living in a graveyard. Jack is still out there. Bod needs to stop him if he wants to leave the graveyard. The topics that are in this book are family, friends, spirits and growing up. The theme is that everybody will grow up and move on. “You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Bod has many relationships that mean so much to him but he still has to move on. The author does a great job presenting Bod’s emotions. I would highly recommend this book to people who love mystery novels. I would rate this book 5 stars! Growing up is hard, it’s harder when you live in a graveyard. -CMR
    • yummylarkragiuo
      yummylarkragiuo8 months55 stars
      Ever since he can remember, Nobody Owens(Bod for short), has lived in a graveyard. Every day, the ghosts take care of him. When Bod was young, a man called Jack killed his family, all but for Bod. After he walks into the graveyard, the ghosts agree to raise him. Bod has many adventures in the graveyard, like getting a headstone for a witch and falling through a ghoul gate. But the man Jack is still out there, and Nobody will need to defeat him if he wants to ever leave the graveyard. The moral of this story is that everyone will need to grow up. It is a very exciting and suspenseful book.
      • ellie0307
        ellie0307almost 2 years55 stars
        IT is fun, mysterious so you can think of it as a mystery book. If you start reading it you will never stop reading it.
        • sksksksover 2 years
          i loved this book it was so mysterious
          • Emmaover 2 years
            I loved this book!
            • and_i_oop
              and_i_oopabout 3 years55 starsFeatured
              I absolutely loved this book! There were so many cliffhangers. Plus tons of climax points. I would highly recommend. If i could give it more than a five i would. SUMMARY- MAY BE SPOILERS--There is a small baby boy who's family gets murdered. He somehow escapes unnoticed. But he doesn't even know he is escaping. He goes to the graveyard while the murderer is hot on his trail . The ghosts make him leave. But they protect the baby. They say that they will keep him. His guardian is named Silas. He is half living half dead. He is raised by the ghosts. He learns to haunt and to fade. There are TONS of crazy adventures that happen. One day the murder finds him again. Want to know why he wants to kill him so bad or what happens??? Read the book to find out.
              • clairebear90
                clairebear90about 3 years55 stars
                i love this book
                • ieathappymeal
                  ieathappymealabout 3 years44 stars
                  This book is amazing and has many challenges and adventures.
                  • sb14161
                    sb14161about 3 years44 stars
                    it was a good book. not my favorite but it was a good class book to read.
                    • supremefoolisai
                      supremefoolisaiabout 3 years44 stars
                      It gives you surprises the more you read it, it has sad moments and funny parts.