A Pathfinder dedicated to The Graveyard Book

Written by Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Dave McKean


A Book Trailer for the Graveyard Book



The Story...

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as 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—an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family...


Want to know what happens next?

Find information about buying the book at Neil Gaiman's children's website: 

"The Graveyard Book" on Mouse Circus (website)

Look for the book at your local library on WorldCat.org by entering your zip code in the box provided:

"The Graveyard Book" on WorldCat (website)

Or listen to the author Neil Gaiman read the book out loud here: 

"The Graveyard Book" read by Neil Gaiman (website with videos)


How to cite this book:

Gaiman, N., & McKean, D. (2008). The graveyard book. New York: HarperCollins Pub.  



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and Neil Gaiman

"The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman was first published by Harper Collins Publishers
Copyright 2008

Newbery Medal winner in 2009

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