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
It takes a graveyard to raise a child.
Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be "completely" normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy--an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack--who has already killed Bod's family.