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The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book
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    Sep 2008, 320 pages
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    Sep 2010, 320 pages

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Donna Chavez

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Gaiman returns with a novel for those who enjoyed his bestselling modern classic Coraline. Ages 10+

Winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal Award and the Hugo Award, Gaiman's crackerjack new children's thriller begs the question: what would happen if a child is given the opportunity to face his fears before he knows there is anything he might fear? In this case an adventurous toddler climbs out of his crib in the middle of the night, thumps down the stairs and into the street even as his parents and older sibling are being brutally murdered in their beds. By the time the knife-wielding killer realizes one of his prey has escaped, curiosity has compelled the tot to wander into a neighboring graveyard where its spectral residents recognize the imminent danger and are moved to shield the child.

Once the immediate situation settles down the group engages in a spirited discussion of the merits of actually keeping the 18-month-old boy and protecting him forever from harm, safe ...

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