The Graveyard Book


Paperback Published on: 05/10/2009
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The Graveyard Book
Excellent, creepy adventure story for older kids.
The Graveyard Book is the fascinating and fantastical story of Nobody Owens, a normal boy. Well, a normal boy who grew up in a graveyard, can see the dead ... READ MORE
Kimi at Blackpool
The Graveyard Book
Dark & gripping
Neil Gaiman can always be relied up to write something a bit leftfield, and the story of Nobody Owens, normal boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard, with a m... READ MORE
Sarah E
The Graveyard Book
Scarily good graveyard fun
I enjoyed this romp from Gaiman a lot. It is in our teen section and has a disturbing triple murder at the beginning, but not too graphic. The theme of the... READ MORE
Nicole @WstonesHemel


Discover 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 AWARD WINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZE WINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747594802
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 215g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Graveyard Book
Gripping from start to finish
Excellent book first Neil Gaiman read and now hooked. Keeps reader intrested throughout story and is thrilling and chilling. Great mix of childrens horror ... READ MORE
The Graveyard Book
Another gem from Gaiman
I love Neil Gaiman books, and was not disappointed by this! It's got a fantastic storyline and is peopled with enjoyable characters, set against a weird an... READ MORE
The Graveyard Book
My 10 year old daughter read this book in a day. She was totally absorbed. I then read it myself and couldn't put it down.
Grace  Bennett
The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book
well written, humerous and darkly delightful. Gaiman doing what he does best!
The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book in one tweet sized chunk: The Graveyard Book is one of those terrifyingly creepy and yet thoroughly normal books which charm adults and ... READ MORE
Sam Ruddock
The Graveyard Book
Original stuff
Extremely well-written and loved it. Would have given it 5 stars but I found the ending to be a little weak (won't give it away by explaining why).
Joseph Darton
The Graveyard Book
Intense urban fantasy
As his parents are being murdered, by a nasty character called Jack, Nobody Owen slips out of the house, and toddles off, ending up in the graveyard. Silas... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
The Graveyard Book
Fabulous book!
This book is wonderful and had my kids - 8 and 5 years of age - hooked from the first page, asking lots of questions and demanding I continue reading. I ca... READ MORE
The Graveyard Book
When i tell you i gasped . omg this book is so well written. full of comedy adventure and horror this book pulled me into the world of Neil Gaiman . a bea... READ MORE
noor islam