Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Graveyard Book

Gaiman, N. (2008). The Graveyard Book. NY: Harper Collins Publishers.
YA Lit / Fantasy

What a great story! It is a wonderful peek into the life of the dead, so to speak, and how they rallied around a young child less than two years old, who they name Nobody Owens, to raise him and keep him safe from the man who killed the rest of his family.

The story has layers of stories within it, each fascinating enough to be the subject of its own book, I think!  Silas (is he a vampire??), the ghouls, Mrs. Lupescu, Liza the witch, or any of the lives of the graveyard inhabitants would be great subjects around whom (which??) to build stories.

I highly recommend this book to anyone from 5th grade on up.

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