Kids' Books We Love
Book reviews from Youth Services
The Graveyard Book
Illustrator: McKean, Dave
Number of Pages: 312
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Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee
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.
This title is also available on compact disc.
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.
This title is also available on compact disc.NOTE: Yes, it's true! Coraline is now a movie!
Reviewed by: Patty Sero on 2/12/2009
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