The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

Great for age 8+

Stunningly illustrated by Chris Riddell, who brings the ghouls, ghosts and hero wonderfully to life in this fantastic ghost adventure story, laced with menace and humour.


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell won the Carnegie Award in 2010. It was nominated for the Mythopoeic Award in 2009. It currently has an age rating of 12+ years and a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Graveyard Book is categorised as fiction. It was created especially for YA readers. The book includes the character Bod.

Genres: Ghost stories, supernatural, fantasy and horror

Tags: ghost, Cemeteries, Orphans, ghosts, ghouls, spectres, graveyard and Murder

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The Graveyard Book
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-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack--who has already killed Bod's family. . .

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