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Bod Owens leads an unusual life, to say the least. His home is a tomb, his adoptive parents are ghosts, and his tutor quizzes him about night-gaunts and hellhounds. Bod also has an unusual problem: someone is trying to kill him. What could possibly make Neil Gaiman's brilliant, award-winning book any better? Listening to the author read it aloud! Only Neil Gaiman's voice could make the evil Jack sound quite this sinister and give the brave Bod the quality of a hero. Don't miss this excellent audio book.
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Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . . Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times bestselling children's book Coraline and of the picture books The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean. He wrote the script for the film MirrorMask and is also the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories for adults, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. Among his many awards are the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

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Jo Guthrie, December 11, 2011 (view all comments by Jo Guthrie)
Thoughtfully written, like most of Neil Gaiman's books it takes you around a left turn, through a side door and offers a perspective both skewed and beautiful. Oh sure, it's a story about a child but it's also a story that can hold a 40-something-year old's interest as well. It is a dark and sweet look at a person whose upbringing is non-traditional and who finds his way through the world...s.

A well crafted story where the traditionally scary things, are not scary and the traditionally normal things, aren't that either. I enjoyed it a great deal, I think you might as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061551895
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
Harper Children's Audio
Read:
Tbd
Author:
Ga
Author:
by Neil Gaiman
Author:
iman, Neil
Author:
by Neil Gaiman
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.70x5.20x.80 in. .40 lbs.
Media Run Time:
300
Age Level:
09-12

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Bod Owens leads an unusual life, to say the least. His home is a tomb, his adoptive parents are ghosts, and his tutor quizzes him about night-gaunts and hellhounds. Bod also has an unusual problem: someone is trying to kill him. What could possibly make Neil Gaiman's brilliant, award-winning book any better? Listening to the author read it aloud! Only Neil Gaiman's voice could make the evil Jack sound quite this sinister and give the brave Bod the quality of a hero. Don't miss this excellent audio book.

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