Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gaiman, N. (2008). The graveyard book. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Nobody Owens’ family has been murdered. In an attempt to protect him from the same fate, the inhabitants of a nearby graveyard decide to raise him. Nobody (or Bod, as he is affectionately known by his family of ghosts) lives in the graveyard as he grows into a young man, and takes part in many otherworldly adventures when he ventures out of the graveyard. Gaiman, also known for his bestselling book Coraline, creates a world that has a “Nightmare Before Christmas” feel, and intrigues the reader.

Highly Recommended ****

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