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ISBN13: 9780062081551
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In this ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure The Jungle Book, Neil Gaiman tells the unforgettable story of Nobody Owens, a living, breathing boy whose home is a graveyard, raised by a guardian who belongs neither to the mortal world nor the realm of the dead. Among the mausoleums and headstones of his home, Bod experiences things most mortals can barely imagine. But real, flesh-and-blood danger waits just outside the cemetery walls: the man who murdered the infant Bod's family will not rest until he finds Nobody Owens and finishes the job he began many years ago.

A #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of many international awards, including the Hugo Award for best novel and the Locus Award, The Graveyard Book is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice . . . and what it means to truly be alive.

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“Wistful, witty, and wise—and creepy. . . . Closer in tone to American Gods than to Coraline, but permeated with Bods innocence, this needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

By turns macabre, uplifting, sinister, and heartwarming, Neil Gaimans #1 national bestseller is an ingenious reimagining of Rudyard Kiplings classic adventure The Jungle Book. Called a “novel of wonder . . . a tale of unforgettable enchantment” by the New York Times Book Review, The Graveyard Book will captivate readers of all ages with its timeless meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice . . . and what it means to truly be alive.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, Coraline, Anansi Boys, and The Graveyard Book; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and M Is for Magic. He is also the coauthor (with Terry Pratchett) of the novel Good Omens, and coeditor (with Al Sarrantonio) of the fiction anthology Stories. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery Medal. Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.

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kaybry16, January 23, 2013 (view all comments by kaybry16)
please choose this book for an award i like it and the kids in my class to more than 100 people like this book please
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El Rey del Mono, March 7, 2012 (view all comments by El Rey del Mono)
I read Coraline first, it was good, but too scary gross and creepy. This book is amazing - Gaiman's prose seems so effortless, as if he were simply taking dictation of scenes he is witnessing first hand. Until I read the Kirkus review here on Powells.com I hadn't made the connection to Kipling, another great story teller who wrote effortlessly, with an unsentimental look at children and childhood. You find it not hard at all to believe in ghosts and goblins and all manner of fantastical surrealism, on the power of Gaiman's story=telling. About the only downside I can think of is that at points it is obvious that these stories were written independently using the same characters, as there is a certain continuity lacking between stories, at times. In particular, Dance the Macabray seems wholly self-contained. But no matter. They're great stories. I want to know what happens to Bod after.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062081551
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
McKean, Dave
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20110927
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 16.00 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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"Synopsis" by , “Wistful, witty, and wise—and creepy. . . . Closer in tone to American Gods than to Coraline, but permeated with Bods innocence, this needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

By turns macabre, uplifting, sinister, and heartwarming, Neil Gaimans #1 national bestseller is an ingenious reimagining of Rudyard Kiplings classic adventure The Jungle Book. Called a “novel of wonder . . . a tale of unforgettable enchantment” by the New York Times Book Review, The Graveyard Book will captivate readers of all ages with its timeless meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice . . . and what it means to truly be alive.
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