The graveyard book / Neil Gaiman ; with illustrations by Dave McKean.
While a highly motivated killer murders his family, a baby, ignorant of the horrific goings-on but bent on independence, pulls himself out of his crib and toddles out of the house and into the night. This is most unfortunate for the killer, since the baby was his prime target. Finding his way through the barred fence of an ancient graveyard, the baby is discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Owens, a stable and caring couple with no children of their ownand who just happen to be dead. After much debate with the graveyards rather opinionated denizens, it is decided that the Owenses will take in the child. Under their care and the sponsorship of the mysterious Silas, the baby is named Nobody and raised among the dead to protect him from the killer, who relentlessly pursues him. This is an utterly captivating tale that is cleverly told through an entertaining cast of ghostly characters.
- ISBN: 9780060530921
- ISBN: 0060530928
- ISBN: 9780060530945
- ISBN: 0060530944
- ISBN: 9780062349187
- Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: [New York, NY] : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2008.
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