The Graveyard Book is a book about a little boy named Nobody Owens. Bod, as his friends call him is an orphan who has the most interesting surrogate family. Having lost his entire family to a brutal murder, Bod wanders into a graveyard and here is where he finds the most amazing myth to be a reality that ghosts are real.
The beauty of the story told in The Graveyard Book is that none of the characters react in a way one would expect them to. Having found ghosts in a graveyard, Bod does not run away screaming. Moreover, the ghosts aren’t scary monsters, instead they are sympathetic to Bod’s predicament and even agree to help raise him.
Thus we find Bod, an otherwise normal kid, lives in a graveyard and is raised and educated by ghosts. His sole guardian, who does not belong to the land of the living or the dead, watches over him and protects him from Jack, the man who murdered Bod’s family. The Children’s edition of this book was published by Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited in 2009 and is available in paperback.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is an American writer. He started out writing graphic novels and moved on to try his hand at writing mainstream thrillers and even scripts for movies. He is considered to be a diverse writer and has been successful in almost all the areas he has tried writing. The Graveyard Book is one of his most popular books.