Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

"There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife."

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Abstract: Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Harper Collins; 307 pages


Anonymous said...

I thought one of the chapters had already appeared in print last year. I think that might be a problem. Only for Newbery--not for readers, who will LOVE this one.

Mary said...

This is a question which has been discussed on several blogs including SLJ’s Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog .

Check out the comments for the post titled “Graveyard Book” ineligible after all? These comments lead me to believe the book might still be eligible for consideration.

I'd love to hear what others think!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about eligibility but I loved this book. I pretty much love everything Gaiman but this was a great book I could share with my young cousins and they loved the great ideas about how he lived int eh graveyard and the spooky looming possibilities as much as I did.

Jen said...

I thought this was a good book. I did not find it to rank above a number I've already read this year, though. I guess that as long as I waited to get a crack at it, and considering how I've felt about his others, I expected something different. Or something.

Guerrillalibrarian said...

YAY! Just.... yay. About once a decade, the committee gets it right. This was the year.