The graveyard book - PDF Free DownloadNobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. 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. In this novel of wonder, Neil Gaiman follows in the footsteps of long-ago storytellers, weaving a tale of unforgettable enchantment. This needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child. How he has managed to combine fascinating, friendly, frightening and fearsome in one fantasy I shall never know, but he has pulled it off magnificently - perfect for Halloween and any other time of the year.
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I first heard about Neil Gaiman and his quirky books for kids from my GeekDad colleagues, so I can't believe it's been left to me to cue our readers in to the free online videos of Gaiman reading his newest work, The Graveyard Book , on his website www. The British author is currently traveling the U. The 9-city reading tour began October 1 and will last through Wednesday, by which time he'll have read, and you'll be able to watch, the entire book. Adding insult to injury, this information came to me through the print media ie, my daily newspaper. According to the AP's Jeff Baenen:. Gaiman's new novel, "The Graveyard Book," takes place in a cemetery, where an orphaned boy is raised by a vampire, a werewolf and a witch. The seed for the idea was planted some 25 years ago, Gaiman says, when he was living in his native England and would take his young son Michael to ride his tricycle in a nearby cemetery, since there was no real garden or yard at home.
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Rate this book. There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife. The knife had a handle of polished black bone, and a blade finer and sharper than any razor. If it sliced you, you might not even know you had been cut, not immediately. The knife had done almost everything it was brought to that house to do, and both the blade and the handle were wet. The street door was still open, just a little, where the knife and the man who held it had slipped in, and wisps of nighttime mist slithered and twined into the house through the open door. The man Jack paused on the landing.
He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo , Nebula , and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book Gaiman's grandfather changed his original family name of Chaiman to Gaiman. He has two younger sisters, Claire and Lizzy. After living for a period in the nearby town of Portchester , Hampshire, where Neil was born in , the Gaimans moved in to the West Sussex town of East Grinstead , where his parents studied Dianetics at the Scientology centre in the town; one of Gaiman's sisters works for the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles. His other sister, Lizzy Calcioli, has said, "Most of our social activities were involved with Scientology or our Jewish family. It would get very confusing when people would ask my religion as a kid.