The Graveyard Book (adult's edition)

Author(s): Neil Gaiman


When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod, there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?


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An astounding novel by hugely popular author Neil Gaiman 'Endlessly inventive, masterfully told ... This is a book for everyone. You will love it to death' Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Eight chapters, many dead people and one live boy comprise this original, funny and gripping story Awarded Best Novel at the 2010 SFX Sci-Fi Awards

Winner of John Newbery Medal 2009 and Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009.

'One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane' The Times 'Suspenseful, well-told and touching' The Sunday Times 'A captivating piece of work, light as fresh grave dirt, haunting as the inscription on a tombstone' Financial Times 'This is the most beautiful book about the people of the graveyard ... If asked to put The Graveyard Book into a genre, I'd have to say: this is a Neil Gaiman book. It's in the Genre of Excellence' The Fortean Times

Neil Gaiman is the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. Neil also writes screenplays for other people's films as well as books for adults and picture books for younger readers.Neil is British and lives in the USA. He travels extensively promoting his books.

General Fields

  • : 9780747596837
  • : 55652
  • : 55652
  • : October 2008
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Neil Gaiman
  • : Hardback
  • : Adult ed
  • : Dave McKean
  • : 823.92
  • : 320
  • : B&W