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The Graveyard Book

  Gaiman, Neil


Illustrator: McKean, Dave
Publisher: HarperCollins
Number of Pages: 312
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Genres:

Fantasy

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5
6-8

Awards:

ALA Notable Books
Best Books for Young Adults
Newbery Medal
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

As a baby, Nobody Owens, flees his family's killer and finds refuge in a graveyard. Raised by ghosts, Bod walks the line between the dead and the living. This tale was so very suspenseful I could not put it down. I also highly recommend the audiobook version of this title. It is fabulously narrated by the book's author and is accompanied by haunting, spooky music. Wow, this book certainly deserved to win the Newbery medal.

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Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 1/28/2009

From what I've read, this book will be turning into a live-action film. It makes sense because when I read the book, I could visualize every part of it. Plus it is an unusual story, a living breathing boy raised by the population of a cemetery. Read it first before they put out the movie. See if your imagination does a better job than the producers do.

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NOTE: Yes, it's true! Coraline is now a movie!

Reviewed by: Patty Sero on 2/12/2009

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