The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

258 printed pages
In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.
Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.
The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal and is a Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel.
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Galina Sokolinskaya
Galina Sokolinskayashared an impression2 years ago

Incredible, inspiring, engrossing

kulaevadshared an impression2 years ago
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One of the best children book I've read. It can deservingly stand on one shelf with "Tom Sawer" and such.

Xiomara Canizales
Xiomara Canizalesshared an impression2 months ago

This is the story that follows the life of the boy Nobody Owen, Bod who thanks to his curiosity avoided being killed by the ‘Jack Man’. He was adopted by the Owen’s and thanks to the generosity of the Deaths he was able to live in the graveyard and was protected by them so the ‘Jack Man’ couldn’t find him finish his job.
The story is a little dark but it also has kindness, adventure. It shows the division between right and wrong, what is really scary are not the monsters but the man who wants to kill Bod.
I found the story really enjoyable. My rating is 4.5/5

A huge white horse, of the kind that the people who know horses would call a “grey,” came ambling up the side of the hill. The pounding of its hooves could be heard before it was seen, along with the crashing it made as it pushed through the little bushes and thickets, through the brambles and the ivy and the gorse that had grown up on the side of the hill. The size of a Shire horse it was, a full nineteen hands or more. It was a horse that could have carried a knight in full armor into combat, but all it carried on its naked back was a wom
Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
Wherever you go, you take yourself with you
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