Synopses & Reviews
It Takes a Graveyard to Raise A Child.
Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy.
He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, wasn't being raised by ghosts, and didn't have a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.
There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy — an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack — who has already killed Bod's family.
Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, showcasing a variety of styles from a breadth of talent. Together, they bring Neil Gaiman's award-winning, nationally bestselling children's novel The Graveyard Book to new life in this gorgeously illustrated two-volume graphic novel adaptation.
Volume One contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two includes Chapter Six through the end.
“Russell calls attention to the drama and wit of the language in each sentence....The real achievement of this adaptation is that readers will want to jump back to the novel and then leap back again, time after time.” Kirkus Reviews
”[A] lovely, lyrical adaptation....Fans of Gaiman's delightfully macabre sensibilities will be elated.” Booklist (starred review)
“[A] vastly entertaining adaptation....It's a treasure worth having even if the novel is already on the shelf.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This adaptation celebrates friendship, loyalty, and family with similar humor and aplomb.” School Library Journal
“The delights here are many.” NPR
“The graphic novel captures and enhances the magic and horror in new and unexpected ways.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
The first paperback edition of the glorious two-volume, full-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times
bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book
, adapted by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists.
Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation, now in paperback. Artists Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel.
Volume One contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two includes Chapter Six to the end.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
P. Craig Russell lives in Kent, Ohio, and has spent forty years producing graphic novels, comic books, and illustrations. He is well-known for his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and Sandman: The Dream Hunters, as well as his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series. His work ranges from such mainstream titles as Batman, Star Wars, and Conan to adaptations of classic operas and a Jungle Book series. He has won several Harvey and Eisner Awards.
Neil Gaiman on PowellsBooks.Blog
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