The Graveyard Book

A Carnegie Medal winner by the genius author of Coraline. The superbly spooky story of a living boy raised by ghosts. When a tiny baby escapes a murderer who wants to kill his entire family, he finds safety in the local graveyard. Brought up by the cemetery’s friendly ghouls and spectres, Bod learns all his life lessons from dead folk. But the killer is still stalking him. Danger is coming. Bod must act fast if he doesn’t want to end up stuck in the graveyard for all time…

  • Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Newbery Medal
  • A deliciously creepy fantasy by the author of Coraline
  • Darkly brilliant artwork by the wonderful Chris Riddell
  • One of the greatest children’s books of modern times

“A captivating piece of work, light as fresh grave dirt, haunting as the inscription on a tombstone.” Financial Times

“The best book Neil Gaiman has ever written.” Diana Wynne Jones

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  • “People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

    Haunting! An imaginative tale, both dark & cheerful.

    9 March 2014

  • This book is Gothtastic.

    8 March 2014

  • This book is a really, really good book. It’s about a boy who is actually raised up by ghosts! I think it’s good because of the way the author (Neil Gaiman) showed what he wanted to write in such an interesting way, that the reader is practically glued to the book!! I finished it in 3 days flat! I highly recommend this book for all fiction lovers.

    7 March 2014

  • A really magical great book worth 5/5 starts any day.

    9 March 2013

  • A really great book if you like mystery , i liked trying to figure why the murder was after bod

    5 March 2013

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  • Awards

    Neil Gaiman has won many awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book.

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    Chris Riddell

    Chris Riddell is an award-winning writer, artist and cartoonist and creator of some our favourite books including Goth Girl. He was recently named the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate.


    Chris Riddell’s prestigious awards include three Kate Greenaway Medals for Pirate Diary, Gulliver and The Sleeper and the Spindle, the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book,the Nestle Smarties prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Fergus Crane, and the Costa Children’s Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He was recently named the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

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