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Free read ↠ The Graveyard Book Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Nobody Owens known to his friends as Bod is a perfectly normal boy Well he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard being raised and educated by ghosts with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither theIs in the land of the living that real danger lurks for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod's familyA deliciously dark masterwork by bestselling author Neil Gaiman with illustrations by award winning Dave McKean. When a family is murdered by a mysterious killer one of the intended victims is missing a young diapered boy who had wandered off just before the crime took place But the killer needed to complete the job Fortunately for the boy he was taken in by the late residents of a nearby graveyard And when the spirit of his newly deceased mother asks for their help the residents agree to raise her son He is given to the care of the Owens couple and named “Nobody” Bod for short as he looks like “nobody but himself” Neil Gaiman from The Verge In this Newbery Medal Carnegie Medal and Hugo Award winning novel it takes a graveyard to raise an actual corporate being and there are many who chip in Perhaps most important is Silas resident of the worlds of the dead and the living As Bod grows there are many interesting sorts who cross his path a young witch lacking a gravestone an unscrupulous dealer in antiues a snake like protector of a long dead master and an array of teachers And there must of course be a girl Scarlett by name a living girl Bod does venture out into the unprotected world beyond the graveyard gates not always with permission He wants to go to school like other kids and does with mixed results He wants to buy a headstone for a friend who lacks one He wants to spend time with Scarlett As he enters his teen years he determines to find the person who had killed his familyThis is not your usual coming of age story Bod is indeed a likeable kid good hearted innocent easy to care about One of Gaiman’s inspirations for this story was Kipling’s The Jungle Book with Bod as Mowgli and the graveyard residents substituting sometimes generically for their animal counterparts in the earlier work There is a section euivalent to Mowgli having been kidnapped by monkeys a werewolf might be Akela Bod’s nemesis is the killer Jack the Shere Khan of this tale Each chapter jumps in time and we see Bod take on new challenges as he ages Of course his home being a graveyard the challenges he faces are not pedestrian And finally he faces an adult mortal test that will define whether he actually gets to come of age or not There is so much in The Graveyard Book that is just flat out charming that you will find as I did that your lips keep curling up at the corners From Bod trying to find properly fitting clothing to struggling to learn some of the unusual skills the locals have mastered to coping with some of the lesser baddies who make life difficult for those around them Bod will gain your allegiance and your affection The baddie Jack is a purely dark sort No gray areas there And that makes the central conflict one of pretty much pure good against completely pure evil There are plenty of moments of real danger for Bod and that keeps tension high But there are nuances to other characters that add color and texture to what might otherwise have become a flat gray panel These additions add heft to the story and make one wonder larger thoughts about the limits of change of redemption This one is easy to recommend to kids of all ages but don’t wait too long You never know when it might beyou know too late PS – Disney has acuired the film rights for this and it is likely that it will emerge someday with a look similar to that of Coraline and The Nightmare Before ChristmasEXTRA STUFFLinks to the author’s personal Twitter FB and TumblrThe official website for the bookNeil Gaiman reads the entire bookThis Literary Wiki page seems rather slightI also reviewed Gaiman's Stardust briefly a few back The Ocean at the End of the Lane in August 2013 Trigger Warning in March 2015 The View From the Cheap Seats in June 2016

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Nor the world of the deadThere are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer; a gravestone entrance to a desert that leads to the city of ghouls; friendship with a witch and so much But it. It takes a graveyard to raise a child This is a summary of this magical sweet and imaginative story for children which in a good tradition of the Brothers Grimm started with a triple homicide “There was a hand in the darkness and it held a knife” Neil Gaiman does not waste time with unicorns and princesses and butterflies which are often considered acceptable for children He kicks off his book with the brutal murders of a child's entire family written in a chilling tone that made me uickly turn all the lights on in my bedroom Nobody Owens named so because he looks like nobody but himself or simply Bod is the sole survivor of the aforementioned triple homicide who is in The Jungle Book style promptly adopted by a sweet ghost couple in the graveyard inhabited by an afterlife community He even gets a vampire as his guardian and mentor “There were people you could hug and then there was Silas” Given the Privilege of the Graveyard and taught how to Fade into the background Bod spends his entire childhood playing among graves learning his letters from the gravestones running into trouble with some ghouls being tutored by a werewolf with a taste for Eastern European food dancing with Death and making friends with the ghost of a young witch burned at stake He does crave human company though and in addition to becoming an imaginary friend of a little girl also does a brief stint as a non so ordinary student at a school All this while the evil that tried to murder him in the first place is still searching for himNeil Gaiman has a real knack for the imaginative combination of sweet and creepy elements together with the bittersweet ending creating a uniue and unforgettable story which appeals both to children and adults Told via a succession of interludes from Bod's unusual life the story could have been overly sugary or overly morbid but Gaiman easily avoids either extreme This story has just the right mix of sweetness whimsy sadness suspense and adventures to keep the reader captivated throughout Bod said 'I want to see life I want to hold it in my hands I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island I want to play football with people I want' he said and then he paused and he thought 'I want everything' Seeing the world depicted through the eyes of a uiet graveyard raised but very human boy colors the story with almost Bradbury esue feeling of nostalgia for the fleeting magic of childhood We see the inevitable process of growing up finding one's self and letting go of the comforts of childhood home written poignantly and sweetly and yet without overkill “You're alive Bod That means you have infinite potential You can do anything make anything dream anything If you can change the world the world will change Potential Once you're dead it's gone Over You've made what you've made dreamed your dream written your name You may be buried here you may even walk But that potential is finished” Bod is a great character for a children's story He is smart and resourceful uiet and observant loyal and brave somewhat mischievous and ultimately very life like His demeanor reminds me of my awesome younger brother actually Watching him grow up from a sweet child into what seems to be an actual good adult is a pleasure “You're brave You are the bravest person I know and you are my friend I don't care if you are imaginary” This story even though wonderfully complete still reads almost like a tease at times Gaiman gives us a delightful and lyrical glimpse into the world which I would love to get to know better He creates such rich captivating characters that even after the book is over I am left longing for I would love to read a whole another book dedicated to Silas or Miss Lupescu or Lizzy the witch Mr Gaiman if you ever run out of other book ideas just sayin' 5 stars and a well earned spot on my for my future hypothetical daughter reading shelf There was a smile dancing on his lips although it was a wary smile for the world is a bigger place than a little graveyard on a hill; and there would be dangers in it and mysteries new friends to make old friends to rediscover mistakes to be made and many paths to be walked before he would finally return to the graveyard or ride with the Lady on the broad back of her great grey stallion But between now and then there was Life; and Bod walked into it with his eyes and his heart wide open

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The Graveyard BookNobody Owens known to his friends as Bod is a perfectly normal boy Well he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard being raised and educated by ghosts with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living. A 83% | Very Good Notes A bit too short and the illustrations don't really work Still it's a fun light and whimsical take on its macabre milieu