Outstanding, Intermediate, Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean, Ghosts, Coming Of Age, Vampire, Murder, Mystery
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is the story of a boy who is cared for by the residents of a graveyard after his family is murdered. Named "Nobody Owens" to protect his identity, he is raised by the ghosts and a vampire, all the while hiding from the real world outside the borders of the graveyard. Silas, his vampire guardian, investigates throughout the novel who wants to murder "Bod" (short for Nobody). As he grows up, Bod learns many things about life from the ghosts and Miss Lupescu, a werewolf who occasionally visits. In the end, he learns why his family was murdered and begins life in the outside world.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Graveyard Book,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 52.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss10/52