The Graveyard Book


Neil Gaiman author Chris Riddell illustrator


Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:5th Oct '09


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The Graveyard Book cover

Discover the classic children's novel from Neil Gaiman, with stunning illustrations by Chris Riddell. WINNER of the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Newbery Medal

WINNER of the 2010 Cilip Carnegie Medal, the Newbery Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Book Prize 2009, and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award

Stunningly illustrated by Chris Riddell, who brings the ghouls, ghosts and hero wonderfully to life in this fantastic ghost adventure story, laced with menace and humourDiscover the bewitching, classic children’s novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL ‘Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary’ PATRICK NESS ‘A tale of unforgettable enchantment’NEW YORK TIMES Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. There, living among the dead, Bod discovers that he possesses remarkable magical powers: he can avoid people's notice, scare them, and even invade their dreams. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives - and he has sinister plans for Bod... WINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARDWINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZEWINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD

Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death * Holly Black *
One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane ... A memorable, captivating read * The Times *
This brief, dark, savoury adventure deserves to become a modern classic of children's writing * Independent on Sunday *
Suspenseful, well-told and touching * The Sunday Times *
The best book Neil Gaiman has ever written. How he has managed to combine fascinating, friendly, frightening and fearsome in one fantasy I shall never know, but he has pulled it off magnificently * Diana Wynne Jones *
Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying * Washington Post *
The outrageous riches of Gaiman’s imagination. Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary * Patrick Ness *
I wish my younger self could have had the opportunity to read and reread this wonderful book, and my older self wishes that I had written it * Garth Nix *
The Graveyard Book, by turns exciting and witty, sinister and tender, shows Gaiman at the top of his form ... a tale of unforgettable enchantment * New York Times *

  • Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2010
  • Winner of John Newbery Medal 2009
  • Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009
  • Winner of Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009
  • Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2010

ISBN: 9780747594802

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 215g

304 pages