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Thursday, August 15, 2013

A 2009 Newbery Winner

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

 By: Neil Gaiman

Genre: juvenile fiction

Pages: 312

Published: 2008

Read: August

5 out of 5 stars 

This book more than deserved the Newbery Award. I have learned in my library classes and through working as a librarian that many Newbery winners go unread by the kids they are meant for. I hope this isn’t the case with this novel.  The story is about a living boy growing up in a graveyard raised by ghosts after both his parents were murdered.  This book is very well written and can easily be comprehended by the children. One aspect I thoroughly enjoyed was within the story Gaiman defines certain words that the young readers may not know. I felt the only potential problem with the story is some children may be frightened by the plot.

Gaiman’s website is www.neilgaiman.com 

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