The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 1,043 Ratings


Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. 

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. Don't miss this modern classic—whether shared as a read-aloud or read independently, it's sure to appeal to readers ages 8 and up.


  • amazing

    By lovin bby pluto 🌎☄️💕
    one of the most interesting books i’ve ever read
  • Great for all ages!

    By Jon-NC
    My daughter picked this book up at a school book fair, and she didn't get through it, but I found it on the shelf and thought it was interesting. Inside I found what has become one of my favorite stories of all time. I love this book. There are some great lessons to be found within the pages of this story. There are some wonderful moments. Some heartfelt. Some scary. Some just pure entertaining. A great great for people of any age!
  • What a great read

    By Jacob Barker
    I love this book. What an interesting concept. Everything I’ve read by this author is amazing.
  • Impressively Good

    By CALIFORNIA22333
    This book was so scary and horrible it gave the willies. In a good way 👍
  • The Graveyard Book

    By Pauley D
    Wonderful fantasy. Dark, funny, thrilling.
  • Extremely Perfecto.

    By Wolfie Howl
    It was a very nice and interesting book. All the chapters wanted to make you read more and more. I highly suggest you get this book and read it yourself if you like adventure and ghosts!
  • Awesome!!

    By Doodlez13
    My favorite book
  • Yearly Read

    By Ashley Zavislak
    Read it once a year around Halloween. It’s a classic to me.
  • Hauntingly Good

    By The Literary Phoenix
    I quite liked this book. I go back and forth a lot on Neil Gaiman. I like his ideas, but not always his writing, and sometimes his characters are grand, but sometimes not. I adore Stardust, for example, but could never really get into American Gods. The Ocean at the End of the Lane lies somewhere in the middle. But I LOVED The Graveyard Book. Bod is a perfectly likable character. He is sweet and endearing, while also being very prone to trouble and doing the very opposite of what he has been told. I liked Sylas. I liked Liza Hempstock. I love the fact that there are three different books with the Hempstock women in them, and I like how that ultimately plays into the story from The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I like that Bod is always genuinely apologetic. I like the world that Gaiman builds. It is just one step over the line from ordinary to curious. He's very good at the aspect of "just beyond". Just beyond the gate, just beyond the wall, just down the lane... there is a world of magic. All in all, this is an excellent book. The ending is sweet and sad, and I won't give it away - you'll just have to read for yourself.
  • lol

    By SilverCreation
    sah dood