The Graveyard Book is about a young boy who, after his family is murdered, winds up being raised in the Graveyard by vampires, ghosts, and witches. This is an award winning novel full of mystery, adventure and the supernatural. Nobody “Bod” Owens is taught by ghosts, protected by a supernatural being, and befriended by witches and ghouls. Bod’s life can never be his own until the men that want him dead are eliminated. Though it is written in the present, it is unclear as to what time period the story takes place in. This is mostly due to history being taught by the ancient ghosts who lived it and the general never-changing atmosphere of the Graveyard. This is a novel about an unusual child raised in extraordinary circumstances.— Rosa, New Jersey
“A delightfully layered story of Nobody Owens, who is raised by the semi-living and the dead in a graveyard. Gaiman uses wit and his depth of knowledge of the arcane to create a safe and nurturing world for the young orphan to grow and thrive in. This will be a joy for all ages!”
— Jane Jacobs, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
A New York Times Bestseller
Nobody Owens, known to his friends a 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, but if Bod leaves, then he will come under attack from the man Jack -- who has already killed Bod's family.